HealthInfo - local health information for people in Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast
HealthInfo is a health information website, funded by the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast DHBs. The information on HealthInfo is specific to Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast New Zealand. It is written and approved by local doctors, practice nurses, hospital clinicians, and other healthcare professionals.
The website has a mix of health information, including factsheets on different topics and descriptions of local health services and supports. It also has links to recommended websites for further reading and research.
When you read information on HealthInfo, you can feel confident that this is the information your medical professional wants you to read.
HealthInfo has been developed for people to locate useful locally approved information about health conditions, diagnosis, treatment, and referral options. This site is designed to empower people to find out more about their diagnosed health conditions, and to understand how the health system works.
The site contains a mix of locally developed patient information, descriptions of local health services and supports, and links to local, New Zealand, and international health and wellbeing information. It's intended to supplement the information that people access from their healthcare provider or general practice team.
HealthInfo is developed by a team of clinical advisers who are subject-matter experts, with wide consultation from local work groups of doctors, nurses and allied health clinicians. The development team aims to get consensus on the preferred patient information included on the site from local health professionals, particularly those in the Canterbury District Health Board and general practice teams.
Health topics, conditions, and diseases
Living with a health condition
Medical tests and procedures
Migrant and refugee health
Older person's health
Pharmacy and medications
Youth and teen health
End of life planning and care
How to get medical help
Information for health professionals
Your health information
Pregnancy and childbirth