Canterbury DHB

Find out about Canterbury DHB – where to find a GP and other health services, how Canterbury is performing against the health system indicators, and more.

Canterbury map.

Canterbury DHB is based in Christchurch, and covers an area from Kekerengu in the north, down to Ashburton in the south, and inland to the Southern Alps. It also covers Chatham Island.

It has a population of 578,290 people (2020/21 projection). Read more about Canterbury’s population.

Canterbury DHB received $1,628.5 million in funding in 2020/21.*

*This only includes devolved funding from the Ministry. Visit Funding for more information.

Funding increases as a result of growth over the last 3 years were as follows:

  • $86.3 million in 2020/21
  • $65.9 million in 2019/20
  • $45.1 million in 2018/19.
Funding growth
  Canterbury increase National increase
2020/21 5.59% 6.94%
2019/20 4.59% 4.32%
2018/19 3.30% 4.34%
Canterbury DHB contact details
Postal address PO Box 1600
Street address 32 Oxford Terrace
​Christchurch 8011
Phone (03) 364 4106
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DHB annual planning

Every year the DHB develops, updates and publishes on their website a number of key annual planning documents such as their Annual Plan and Regional Service Plan.

Health System Indicators

Health System Indicators measure and report on how well our health and disability system is doing for New Zealanders.

Find out more about Health System Indicators.

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