We hope you and your families are keeping well and adjusting to the current situation and unprecedented challenges that come with it.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, there is a lot of information out there which can be rather overwhelming. The Ministry of Health’s website is the single source of truth for reporting COVID-19 cases: Ministry of Health NZ. The site is updated daily after the Director General of Health’s’ daily media update (around 1pm). This can be viewed live from the Ministry of Health’s webpage, or if you miss the livestream the video is also available on the website.
Below are some other links to the best sites to look at for up-to-date accurate information.
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) | Ministry of Health NZ – Ministry of Health Website for the latest national updates, information and advice on COVID-19 including current cases
Unite Against COVID-19 | New Zealand Government – All of Government site for information and advice on what people need to do under the current Alert Level 4 system, as well as what assistance is available. It has great information on who needs to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) | Canterbury DHB – Canterbury DHB website for the latest regional information
COVID-19 — business.govt.nz – The Government’s central resource for COVID-19 business information
COVID-19 Wage Subsidy – Work and Income – Work and Income website for the most current updates on wages subsidies
Noho ora mai
Pip Griffin – Executive Officer, Te Papa Hauora
We’re talking health… research talks 2020
Due to the recent Covid-19 developments and recommendations around public gatherings and social distancing, we have made the decision to postpone our 25 March research talks event “we’re talking health”.
We hope to hold this later in the year when things have settled down.
If you have already registered for this event – we will be in touch.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
“The science behind the Coronavirus Covid-19 and what it means to you and your family”
Thank you to our panellists, particularly Professor David Murdoch, for participating in our public information evening on the rapidly developing Coronavirus Covid-19 situation.
The evening was a unique opportunity for members of the public to hear accurate information from experts within Canterbury’s health system who have key roles in responding to and managing Covid-19 in our community.
The evening began with a presentation followed by an expert panel discussion and question time.
Videos of the evening can be viewed on this page.
COVID-19 THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY EFFORT TO SLOW SPREAD
At Te Papa Hauora’s March 9 event on Coronavirus, Professor Murdoch’s message was that people could make a difference by following simple but proven methods of limiting disease spread.
To read more on the event and key messages from the panel of experts click here.
STAY CALM AND PLAY YOUR PART TO CONTAIN COVID-19, NZ’ S FIRST PUBLIC MEETING ON THE VIRUS TOLD.
Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct hosted a public information evening on Coronavirus Covid-19 Monday 9 March where more than 150 people got the chance to ask questions of a panel of Canterbury-based experts.
Click here to read our media release.
CORONAVIRUS: INTERVIEW WITH DAVID MURDOCH – INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT
Tune in to hear Te Papa Hauora’s Professor David Murdoch, infectious disease expert and member of the advisory panel for Covid-19 advising the Ministry of Health talk about the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation.
To listen to his interview with Chris Lynch click here.
Talking to tamariki about COVID-19
Child and Family Psychologist Sarah Whitcombe-Dobbs spoke to RNZ’s Jesse Mulligan about how parents can manage their children’s anxiety or questions about COVID-19.
Sarah is on the panel for Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct’s public event on Monday 9 March “The science behind the Coronavirus Covid-19 and what it means to you and your family”.
To hear Sarah’s talk click here.
New Health Precinct Advisory Council Chair Appointed
Well-know Cantabrian Peter Townsend has been appointed as the new Independent Chair of Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct’s Advisory Council.
Chair of Health Precinct Advisory Council to step down
After five years leading the development of Canterbury’s Health Precinct Advisory Council (HPAC) its Independent Chair, Professor Ian Town is stepping down.
48 Hour Health Challenge
This year Te Papa Hauora once again partnered with the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Entrepeneurship to bring students from across the Health Precinct institutions together to solve real-world health sector challenges. It was a high energy weekend with many exciting ideas.
Read more in this blog post
Ōtākaro Road Works update
Tuam and Antigua Sts intersection, weekends of 3-6 and 10-13 May 2019. Ōtākaro will be working around the clock to reopen the intersection by Monday morning. More info here.
We’re talking health… research talks 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the talks this year. It was a great event, and the Engineering Core at the University of Canterbury an inspiring venue. You can view and share the talks from this page.
Manawa and new DHB Outpatients Facilities formally opened
Manawa, a building at the heart of Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct, and the new Canterbury District Health Board Outpatient Facility were officially opened last Thursday. It is wonderful to see the Health Precinct vision coming to life. Ministers Clark, Hipkins and Woods were in attendance.
City Promenade opens
The much awaited City Promenade was offcially opened on Sunday 25th November by the Minister for Greater Christchurch Recovery the Hon Dr Megan Woods and the Mayor the Hon Lianne Dalziel. The Promenade commences near the Manawa building on Oxford Tce and runs along the river to the Margaret Mahy playground. The wide open space fronting Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct will help activate the area especially as cafes and restaurants start to take advantage of the new pedestrian spaces.
Center for Medical Simulation Instructor Course 2019 – Simulation as a Teaching Tool
4 day Workshop – applications open now
Canterbury District Health Board are proud to offer this internationally recognised, 4 day Simulation Instructor Course, working in partnership with the Boston based Centre for Medical Simulation (CMS).
The course is open to any healthcare professional who has a strong commitment to moving simulation based education forward.
Designed for simulation educators who seek to create high-quality healthcare simulation programs, this course immerses healthcare simulation instructors in a multi-method course wherein participants learn how to teach clinical, behavioural, and cognitive skills through simulation. It draws from the disciplines of aviation, healthcare, psychology, experiential learning, and organisational behaviour. Participants explore simulator-based teaching methods applicable across the healthcare education spectrum, including undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and allied health domains. The daily formats vary and include; simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions.
Date: Tuesday 5th March – Friday 8th March 8th 2019
Time: 0730-1730 (approx.)
Venue: Manawa Simulation Centre, Level 2, 276 Antigua Street, Christchurch, NZ
Fees: $NZ 7, 000 (20 places available)
Click here for a registration form or for more info email: email@example.com
University of Otago to build $150m health research facility in Te Papa Hauora
This morning the University of Otago announced plans for a new $150M building in the Christchurch Health Precinct. This building, once open in 2022, will add dramatically to the presence and impact of the Precinct as the go to place for health research and education. Our shared dream of making the Precinct a world-leading magnet for talent has just come closer to reality. Congratulations to all involved.
Consultation of the National Ethics Advisory Committee’s National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research
This in turn will lead to a greater chance of a successful implementation of the Standards.
Links to the events are below. Please register your attendance. Download an agenda here.
Christchurch – Monday 10 September
Auckland – Mon 3 September
Waikato – Wed 5 September
Dunedin – Wed 12 September
To take part in the consultation, please complete the online consultation at https://consult.health.govt.nz/neac/national-ethics-standards/ (Citizen Space).
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
If you have any questions about the consultation or how to submit, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manawa, the state-of-the-art hub for health research and education in Christchurch’s Health Precinct is here!
A short blessing ceremony was held on 6 July, ahead of doors opening to health students, researchers, educators and technical staff in the coming weeks.
See here for more information.
Interprofessional Education – The Future of Learning is Here
The Health Precinct Advisory Council are delighted to announce that we will be hosting Dr Margo Brewer – a highly regarded international leader of interprofessional education (IPE) in August (27th-31st). Margo will facilitate workshops targeted at all those involved in teaching and education of health professionals.
See here for more information and to register.
We’re talking health … research talks event
Thank you to our wonderful speakers and members of the public for making this event such a success.
Videos of the talks are now available here.
And two further links to media following the event:
Health Precinct Development Opportunity
Ōtākaro are seeking expressions of interest from interested parties for the development of No. 36 Oxford Terrace.
A formal EOI process will be open until 12pm Friday, 27 July 2018. Interested parties can find more information at www.otakaroltd.co.nz/oxfordtce
Read more here
Ōtākaro Roadworks Update
Oxford Gap roadworks are starting soon and the road will be temporarily closed. Read more here.
48 Hour Health Challenge
Weekend of the 24th & 25th March 2018
Twenty students from the Universities of Canterbury and Otago came together for a weekend to develop innovative concepts addressing key challenges faced by our healthcare system.
Congratulations to the winners!
Read more about the 48 Hour Health Challenge
Mars Bioimaging Ltd Innovation Awards
In recent weeks MARS Bioimaging have won several prestigious awards for developing a spectral CT scanner that produces colour x-ray images.
The awards demonstrate how the skill and dedication of the entire MARS team, together with the support of Canterbury and Otago Universities, PowerHouse Ventures, MBIE, Callaghan Innovation and NZTE, and years of commitment and progress, can enable a research project to become a viable NZ export business.
The awards are:
New Zealand Innovation Awards two awards:
- Innovation in Health & Science
- Emerging New Zealand Innovation
Champion Canterbury Awards three awards including the overall winner in the small enterprise category: –
- Small producer/manufacturer
- Champion Innovation
- Supreme Award Small Enterprise
Congratulations Phil, Anthony and your team!
Victorian Healthcare Week 2017
View the presentation Dr. Ian Town delivered at this annual Australian event.
The Press – ‘The Happening Precinct’
Read an in-depth feature article about Te Papa Hauora/ Health Precinct’s progress to date.
HPAC PRESENTATION TO CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL
View the live streamed presentation from the Health Precinct Advisory Council Chair, Dr Ian Town and Council members to the Christchurch City Council.
Launch of the Health Research Education Facility (HREF)
The Health Precinct Advisory Council is delighted with Canterbury DHB, Ara Institute of Canterbury, and University of Canterbury’s announcement of the HREF. Our thanks and gratitude to the partners and the many people across the many agencies for their work, commitment and dedication in making the HREF a reality and bringing the vision of Te Papa Hauora/ Health Precinct to life.
The Health Precinct – a Crown Anchor Project
The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) through the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), led the early planning and development of the Health Precinct. When CERA disestablished on 18 April 2016 the leadership and governance of the Health Precinct transferred to the Health Precinct Advisory Council.
Read more about the Health Precinct’s planning and history in the CERA document archives.
Read our E-Newsletters here
Other interesting reading
University of Canterbury:
The establishment of the Health Precinct:
Download Te Papa Hauora map here
Download Te Papa Hauora Magazine here