South Canterbury DHB

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

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%

*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.

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]

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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