South Canterbury DHB

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

South CanterburySouth Canterbury DHB is based in Timaru, and covers an area that stretches along the east coast from Rangitata to Waimate, and inland to Mt Cook.

It has a population of 61,955 people (2020/21 projection). Read more about South Canterbury’s population.

South Canterbury DHB received $205.0 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:

  • $10.3 million in 2020/21
  • $6.8 million in 2019/20
  • $4.8 million in 2018/19.
Funding growth
  South Canterbury increase National increase
2020/21 5.28% 6.94%
2019/20 3.72% 4.32%
2018/19 2.74% 4.34%
South Canterbury DHB contact details
Postal address Private Bag 911
Timaru 7940
Street address Cnr Queen & High Street
Phone (03) 687 2100
Fax (03) 688 0238
Email [email protected]

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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