South Canterbury District Health Board
The South Canterbury District Health Board (South Canterbury DHB or SCDHB) is a district health board with the focus on providing healthcare to the Timaru, Mackenzie, Waimate districts in New Zealand.
|Formation||1 January 2001|
|Founder||New Zealand Government|
|Services||Health and disability services|
|Ministry of Health|
The area covered by the South Canterbury District Health Board is defined in Schedule 1 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and based on territorial authority and ward boundaries as constituted as at 1 January 2001. The area can be adjusted through an Order in Council.
South Canterbury DHB served a population of 58,977 at the time of the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 3,354 people (6.0%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 5,097 people (9.5%) since the 2006 census. There were 24,270 households. There were 29,289 males and 29,685 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.99 males per female. Of the total population, 10,446 people (17.7%) were aged up to 15 years, 9,723 (16.5%) were 15 to 29, 26,097 (44.2%) were 30 to 64, and 12,705 (21.5%) were 65 or older. Figures may not add up to the total due to rounding.
Of those at least 15 years old, 6,399 (13.2%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 12,048 (24.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $30,100. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 23,988 (49.4%) people were employed full-time, 7,374 (15.2%) were part-time, and 1,158 (2.4%) were unemployed.
- South Canterbury’s population tends to be much older than the national average.
- South Canterbury has low proportion of Māori and Pacific people living there compared to the national average.
- South Canterbury has a low proportion of people in the most deprived section of the population when compared to the national average.
- Timaru Hospital
- Kensington Centre (Mental Health Services)
South Canterbury District Health Board also operates the South Canterbury District Primary Care Provider, that provides primary health services to the region.
The initial board was fully appointed. Since the 2001 local elections, the board has been partially elected (seven members) and in addition, up to four members get appointed by the Minister of Health. The minister also appoints the chairperson and deputy-chair from the pool of eleven board members.
- Timaru Hospital (Parkside, Timaru has 132 beds and provides medical, mental health, children's health, maternity and surgical services. ) in
- Bidwill Trust Hospital (Seaview, Timaru has 14 beds and provides surgical services. ) in
- Hospice South Canterbury (Highfield, Timaru has 7 beds and provides medical services. ) in
- Rudman, Brian (13 February 2012). "Brian Rudman: Three health boards must marry and economise". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
- Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Schedule 1.
- Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Section 19.
- "South Canterbury District Health Board | Ministry of Health NZ". www.scdhb.health.nz. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "SCDHB – Work for Us". www.scdhb.health.nz. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. South Canterbury DHB (19).
- "Population of South Canterbury DHB". Ministry of Health NZ. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "District health boards". Ministry of Health. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
- "Timaru Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
- "Bidwill Trust Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
- "Hospice South Canterbury - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.