Christchurch Hospital was opened 150 years ago on 1 June 1862.
Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL)
opened 100 years ago on 16 July 1912. For more information about
the CHL celebrations please click here.
Together, these two establishments have offered centuries of care to people in Canterbury.
It’s a credit to everyone working to
provide treatment, care and services to improve health and maintain
independence of people living in Canterbury that this year we are celebrating 150 years of Christchurch Hospital
and 100 years for Canterbury Health Laboratories.
As we look forward to the future we have
clear goals in sight. Our health system is firmly focused on making it better
We are constantly seeking ways of working smarter and making the best use of the resources we have.
We are, today, in a wonderful position
of being able to rebuild our health system from the ground up to make it the
envy of other health
organizations and structures worldwide.
Canterbury District Health Board
An exciting series of events have been held to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Christchurch Hospital and a Centenary of Pathology in Canterbury.
1 June 2012
Click here to see a montage of photos taken at the opening of the historic display (PDF document, 5.97MB).
Click here to see a montage of photos taken at the tree planting and plaque unveiling (PDF document, 4.27MB).
Click here to see a montage of photos taken at the cake cutting ceremony (PDF document, 5.12MB)..
Thanksgiving Church Service 10 June 2012
Click here to see a montage of photos taken at the service (PDF document, 4.61MB).
[Video clips taken at the service will be linked here soon]
Don’t forget to visit the historic display at 278 Antigua Street, opposite the Hospital. The display is free to enter and open Monday-Friday 10am-3pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. It is open until 21 July.
Anniversary Tee-shirts and Badges available
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Take a glimpse into the lives of people who have worked at Christchurch Hospital during its 150 year history.
The Canterbury District Health Board would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations for their support in providing this celebration and events.
Engineering Plus Ltd – donation of time capsule
Medirest – donation of 150 cakes for CDHB workplaces
Canterbury Museum – loan of display equipment and personnel skilled in historical displays.
Taranaki District Health Board – donation made for support of CDHB staff post-earthquake. Funds were put towards cost of staff commemorative diaries.
Cotter Medical Trust – loan of historical medical artefacts and advice.
All the various departments within the CDHB who have provided staff and expertise.