February 22, 2103
CDHB Earthquake Memories website launched
The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has today launched a new website to record and acknowledge people in the
Canterbury health system’s response in the immediate aftermath of the February 22, 2011 earthquake.
Titled Earthquake Memories, the website features stories and images relating to the health system response.
The website can be found at www.cdhbquake.org.nz
David Meates, CDHB Chief Executive Officer, has asked staff to observe a minute’s silence at 12.51pm to think about the
people the health system cared for, remember those who died and spare a thought for those who continue to face daily
challenges two years on.
Mr Meates says staff did a remarkable job in the immediate aftermath of February 22, 2011 and have continued to do so in
maintaining a high level of service across the Canterbury health system.
“I would like to ask staff to please take time today to feel proud of how effectively the Canterbury health system was
able to respond while the world watched, and of the real difference we made to the people we cared for on that day and
on many days since,” Mr Meates says.
“My thanks once again for your resilience, your skill and your dedication that puts the people we care for first, each
and every day.”
Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is a Christchurch, New Zealand based hospital and healthcare provider for the
Canterbury region of New Zealand. Our region extends from Kekerengu in the North, to Rangitata in the South and Arthurs
Pass in the West and comprises the six Territorial Local Authorities of Kaikoura, Hurunui, Waimakariri, Christchurch
City, Selwyn and Ashburton.
We collaborate with other health and disability organisations, stakeholders and our community to decide what health and
disability services are needed and how to best use the funding we receive from Government to improve, promote and
protect the health, wellbeing and independence of our population.
At the Canterbury DHB, our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Canterbury.