Glossary of health terms & acronyms

A glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations used by Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)​.

Suggesting new words for the CDHB glossary

Please use our contact form if you would like to suggest a new word or amendment to the glossary.

Usage of abbreviations

CDHB staff who wish to use abbreviations in formal documentation should consult CDHB policies and procedures for instructions about correct usage.

Glossary of health terms & acronyms


    ​Xcelr8 is a learning and development programme established by the DHB with the specific objectives of: achieving more with what we already have; equipping the DHB for future challenges; supporting participants to achieve; and bringing the DHB further together by refreshing the basics and providing a memorable and fun learning experience.

Page last reviewed: 15 January 2016
Contact Us
Image of a Phone By Phone
Image of an Email sign By Email

For a full list of the convenient ways that you can contact us, refer to the Contact Us page