Canterbury DHB

Find out about Canterbury DHB – where to find a GP and other health services, how Canterbury is performing against national health targets, 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.*

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%

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

DHB annual planning

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

Canterbury DHB contact details
Postal address PO Box 1600
Street address Level 2, H Block
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Cashmere Road
Phone (03) 364 4106
Fax (03) 364 4101

Update on status of national health targets

Work is underway to develop a new set of performance measures. While this work is in progress, we will only provide the raw health targets data. We will not develop separate reports or infographics, or present data by primary health organisation. See How is my DHB performing? for the latest data.

For more information on the development of new measures, see the Health targets page.

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