Corporate Quality & Patient Safety

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has a strong commitment to the provision of high quality health care services. We strive to ensure our services are safe, integrated, focused on evidence based best practice and are responsive to consumer needs.

At the Canterbury DHB we believe that by continuously improving the dimensions of quality throughout the organisation we will enhance the health care services we provide, increase the job satisfaction of our staff and improve organisational effectiveness.

Our vision is that our health system provides exceptional quality by providing the right care and support, by the right person, at the right place, at the right time and in the right way.  With this in mind we have set a patient safety vision of 'zero harm'. 

The Corporate Quality and Patient Safety Team works closely with the divisional quality teams and the executive management team to coordinate and promote an effective, integrated and comprehensive approach to quality and patient safety across the organisation.


Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts

The Quality Accounts are a snapshot of how our health system is meeting the health needs of the people in our community...


Corporate Quality and Patient Safety Team

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team...


Falls Prevention

Our aim is to support older people to stay well and independent in their own homes for longer. Reducing falls and the...


April Falls Awareness Campaign

Falls prevention remains a key focus for the Canterbury health system. April is Falls Awareness month.


Health Passport

The Health Passport is a communication tool voluntarily used and owned by people with disabilities to give people working in...


Canterbury Health Systems Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards

The Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards were introduced in 2003 to recognise, reward and publicly acknowledge the...


Patient Experience Surveys

The Canterbury District Health Board is committed to providing quality healthcare and positive patient experiences.

Page last reviewed: 29 April 2014