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HealthInfo Canterbury

About HealthInfo

Mō HealthInfo

HealthInfo is a health information website for the general public, funded by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury, South Canterbury and Southern. The information on HealthInfo is specific to those New Zealand districts. It's 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 support organisations. 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.

How to use HealthInfo

See How to use HealthInfo for tips and tricks about getting the most out of HealthInfo.

Links to other websites

HealthInfo includes links to other websites. These links have been checked by local health professionals and are used to provide extra information. HealthInfo takes no responsibility for the content or reliability of any external website.

HealthInfo is free of advertising. But advertising appears on some of the websites that HealthInfo links to. HealthInfo isn't responsible for the advertising on those sites and doesn't endorse any of the advertised products or services.

HealthInfo can't guarantee that links to other websites will work all the time. If you find a broken link on this site, please send feedback through the link at the top of every page so we can investigate the problem.

HealthInfo doesn't endorse or recommend any organisation referenced on this site. Organisations mustn't claim or imply endorsement by HealthInfo or Te Whatu Ora without the prior written approval of Te Whatu Ora.

Privacy and confidentiality statement

You can use this website without providing any personal information. If you send us emails or use the online feedback form, please don't send us any personal information.

Any information you send us will be stored in our systems. We take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we store against loss, unauthorised access and disclosure or any other misuse. Contact us at if you want us to remove your personal information from our systems.

We use Google Analytics to analyse our website's audience and improve its content. We don't collect any personal information from Google Analytics. For more information, see Google Analytics privacy information.

Advertising statement

The content on this website mustn't be used in advertising or for any other commercial purpose without prior written approval.

Advertising isn't permitted on this website.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed September 2020.

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