Media Releases

​​​Read the latest media releases from Canterbury District Health Board.

Please contact the media team if you would like to know more about any of these news items or have a media enquiry.


Never too old to make a change for the better

Herewini Banks was 74 years old when she gave up smoking. She remembers the exact date and time she quit - 4.30pm on 15 July,...


Celo the safe-snapping app

The Celo app for Canterbury health professionals lets medical staff confer or safely share a photo at the click of a button.


Shorter stays and happier staff with Cortex app

Christchurch Hospital staff are calling for wider use of a "phenomenal" app that reduces hassle and shortens patient stays.


Surgeons train to save lives with 3D printing

​A team at Christchurch Hospital is 3D printing models of babies' chests to train surgeons for a life-saving procedure.

Page last reviewed: 25 July 2018