Hospitals & Services
Enable early intervention and responsive, targeted care to reduce health issues that negatively affect children and young people's wellbeing and development and improve longer-term health outcomes.
Children and young people make up over half of the Māori population in Canterbury. A focus on child and youth health is an investment in the future wellbeing of our population, as poor health in childhood can lead to poorer health into adulthood. Risk and protective factors and social patterns established in childhood and adolescence have a significant impact on health long-term. We will work together to identify vulnerable tamariki and rangatahi and wrap services around them to give them the best possible start to life.