A comprehensive alphabetical list of Canterbury District Health Board services.

Services A - Z

    Pacific health services

    The Canterbury District Health Board is committed to a programme of actions and activities aimed at improving Māori and Pacific health outcomes.

    Also listed as Māori and Pacific Health, Māori health services

    Pacific Health Services

    A comprehensive list of Pacific health community services that are located within our hospitals and primary care locations.

    Paid Family Carer Policy

    The following policies have been approved by Canterbury DHB

    Also listed as Policies, Family Carer Policy, Carer Policy

    Pain Management

    The Department of Anaesthesia is based at Christchurch Hospital. The Pain Management Centre is based at Burwood Hospital

    Also listed as Anaesthesia

    Pain Management

    The Pain Management Centre (PMC) team provide a coordinated interdisciplinary service, customised to meet the needs of individuals with persistent /chronic pain.

    Palliative care

    Specialist palliative care services in the community are provided by the Nurse Maude Hospice Palliative Care Team.

    Also listed as Nurse Maude Hospice Palliative Care Team, Hospice care

    Palliative Care

    The Hospital Palliative Care Service website contains information about the Hospital Palliative Care Service, Palliative Care Guidelines, Health Professional Resources, Educational Resources, Patient Resources, Reviews, Feedback, and Document Control

    Also listed as Hospital Palliative Care Service website

    Pamphlets and posters

    The Community Health Information Centre provides free health resources within the Community and Public Health region.

    Also listed as Community Health Information Centre, Free health resources

    Parking at hospital

    Information about car parking options at the Canterbury District Health Board hospitals.

    Also listed as Hospital car parking, Car parking at hospital, Transport to hospital

    Patient Advocacy Service

    Any concerns you may have about your care and treatment can be discussed with a number of people involved in your care and treatment.

    Also listed as Concerns about your care, Consumers' rights, Patient privacy, Health & Disability Commissioner

    Patient enquiries

    Information for visitors, including visiting hours and contact numbers for patient enquiries.

    Also listed as Visitors and Family, Visiting hours, Business visitors, Friends and family, Relatives and friends, Contact numbers

    Patient feedback

    We welcome your feedback, please use our feedback form to send us a patient compliment or complaint.

    Also listed as Compliments & Complaints, Māori Advocacy Service, Health and Disability Advocacy Service, Complaints

    Patient privacy

    Any concerns you may have about your care and treatment can be discussed with a number of people involved in your care and treatment.

    Also listed as Concerns about your care, Patient Advocacy Service, Consumers' rights, Health & Disability Commissioner

    Patient Safety and Quality

    The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has a strong commitment to the provision of high quality health care services...

    Also listed as Corporate Quality & Patient Safety, Quality and Patient Safety

    Patient travel assistance

    Patient travel Assistance for Canterbury District Health Board patients

    Also listed as Travel assistance, Shuttle and travel to hospital, how to get to the hospital

    Pegasus Health

    Except in a medical emergency (when you should call 111), you should see your family doctor also known as your general practitioner or practice nurse at your local general practice about the primary health care of you and your family.

    Also listed as Family Doctors (General Practitioners), Care around the clock, General Practitioners (GPs), Primary Health Organisations, Christchurch Primary Health Organisation, Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation, After hours medical care for children under 13, Findadoctor

    Pharmacies

    Information about pharmacies in Christchurch and Canterbury

    Also listed as Health service locator, Opening hours for Canterbury pharmacies, Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group

    Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy is primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by physiotherapists

    Planning & Funding

    The Planning and Funding Division of the CDHB is accountable to the Chief Executive and the Board for determining how best to invest the funding we receive from Government

    Plastic Surgery

    Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the "correction" or restoration of form and function.

    Policies

    The following policies have been approved by Canterbury DHB

    Also listed as Paid Family Carer Policy, Family Carer Policy, Carer Policy

    Pre-admission clinic

    ​​You will either be visiting one of our hospitals for an outpatients or other appointment or will be admitted to hospital as an arranged admission or as an emergency admission.

    Also listed as Arriving at hospital, Admission to hospital, Day surgery, Day of Surgery Admission (DOSA)

    Preparation

    Information about what you need to bring with you to hospital including clothes and medication.

    Also listed as What to bring to hospital, Preparation , Hospital stay

    Primary Health Organisations

    Except in a medical emergency (when you should call 111), you should see your family doctor also known as your general practitioner or practice nurse at your local general practice about the primary health care of you and your family.

    Also listed as Family Doctors (General Practitioners), Care around the clock, General Practitioners (GPs), Christchurch Primary Health Organisation, Pegasus Health, Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation, After hours medical care for children under 13, Findadoctor

    Projects & Initiatives

    Canterbury is close to delivering a fully integrated health system with a seamless flow of care.​ Our key projects and initiatives can be found in this section.

    Psoriasis (Dermatology)

    Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.

    Also listed as Dermatology, Skin Diseases, Acne (Dermatology), Eczema (Dermatology)

    Psychosis (Totara House)

    The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (Totara House) provides specialist assessment, treatment and support for young people (18-30) experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

    Also listed as Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (Totara House), Totara House, Mental Health (Totara House)

    Public Health

    Community and Public Health (CPH) provides public health services to those people living in the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast regions.

    Also listed as Community & Public Health, Community and Public Health, Health Officer, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Medical Officer of Health, Outbreak

    Public Health Nurse for your School

    Also listed as School nurses

    Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS)

    Our service offers support to children, young people and their families across all schools in Canterbury with nurses based at some rural facilities. This website is a brief guide to what you can expect from our service.

    Also listed as Anaphylaxis Education, BCG vaccinations, Well Child Tamariki Ora services, Head Lice, School nurses

Page last reviewed: 13 September 2013
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