COVID 19 – The latest on the virus, the vaccine and the ongoing impacts on our community’s health and well being.

09/07/2020

Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct is hosting a free public information evening on COVID 19.

The impact of COVID 19 has affected us all in some way. This is another excellent opportunity for members of the public to hear from our experts and ask questions about the ongoing situation.

Click here for more information on our topics, presenters and to register!

te papa hauora – healthy future series

09/07/2020

Over the next few weeks we will be releasing a series of articles from our Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council Members and other key leaders in health delivery, research and education in Canterbury. These articles focus on how health services, education, and research will change, improve and what needs to be prioritised as a result of COVID-19.

Enjoy these excellent reads, and please share with your colleagues, friends and family. Our first article Healthy Opportunities from Peter Townsend Chair of Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council is out now. Click here to read.

HealthTech Supernode Challenge 2020

29/06/2020

The HealthTech Supernode Challenge has launched! We’re on the hunt for NZ’s most innovative new idea, pre-commercial product, or startup that uses tech to solve real problems in healthcare.  

With a total prize pool across multiple categories valued at over $340,000, there are plenty of reasons to enter.  Not only will 20 finalists be invited to be part of a 6-week virtual pre-accelerator programme, there are also cash prizes, the potential for startup investment, and an opportunity to work directly with prospective customers – Canterbury District Health Board and Ryman Healthcare.  Even if you don’t get the top prize, all finalists are automatically invited to take part in a further startup incubation programme in Christchurch.  

Most importantly, all Challenge finalists will receive extensive profile, new networks and exposure to one of NZ’s most prolific health innovation ecosystems.  

The Challenge is looking for healthtech innovators across the country, whether you are a healthcare professional, researcher, student, startup founder or research organisation – this is your opportunity to shine the light on your innovation and make it happen!

The HealthTech Supernode Challenge is delivered by the Ministry of Awesome and the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Entrepreneurship with support from ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare.

The application has opened and will close on 16th August.

CELEBRATING CANTERBURY: TE PAPA HAUORA NEWSLETTERS MAY 2020

25/05/2020

The Canterbury health, education and research sectors have been front and centre during the COVID-19 crisis, and every part of our health system has worked hard to prepare for, and respond to this unprecedented situation. We have always known what extraordinary, dedicated people we have in Canterbury and how good we are at collaborating and innovating. This crisis has proved it.

Our first two newsletters for 2020 are dedicated to celebrating Canterbury’s health, education and research sectors, and include great examples of Canterbury’s collaborative response to COVID-19. We hope you enjoy these stories and share our newsletters (links below) with others in celebrating the immense efforts made to protect our community.

Te Papa Hauora Newsletter #1 May 2020

Te Papa Hauora Newsletter #2 May 2020

University of Canterbury and Canterbury DHB ventilator initiative

May 2020

New technology developed by University of Canterbury engineers working with CDHB intensive care specialists could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators, assisting in the treatment of patients with COVID-19 during outbreaks. Click here for more information.

Canterbury tertiary students working together to solve health issues

May 2020

UC’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) Digital Doctors Disrupt Challenge gave Canterbury tertiary students the opportunity to apply their learning to the real-world problem of healthcare access. Team Florence’s Nightingales won the Challenge with the concept of the HealthPod, a self-enclosed remote monitoring hub that would provide GPs with important monitoring data of their patients taken at a time and place that suits the patient. See below links for more information.

Digital idea could put free healthcare in the community

Health Practice students help take NZ’s health care into the future

COVID-19 INFORMATION

30/06/2020

We hope you and your families remain well over these past months.

Below are some links to the best sites to look at for up-to-date accurate information.

Unite Against COVID-19 | New Zealand Government  – For information and advice on what the rules are for people under the different alert levels

Ministry of Health NZ  – For the latest national updates, information and advice on COVID-19 including current cases

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

25/03/2020

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”

11/03/2020

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

11/03/2020

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.

10/03/2020

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

09/03/2020

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

09/03/2020

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. 

Manawa Christmas

03/12/2019

On December 3rd Te Papa Hauora held its first Manawa Christmas event. This was a highly successful evening with networking drinks and nibbles followed by dynamic short presentations from researchers within Te Papa Hauora’s partner institutes.

Click here for photos and more information.

New Health Precinct Advisory Council Chair Appointed

19/06/2019

Well-know Cantabrian Peter Townsend has been appointed as the new Independent Chair of Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct’s Advisory Council.

Media Release

Chair of Health Precinct Advisory Council to step down

23/05/2019

After five years leading the development of Canterbury’s Health Precinct Advisory Council (HPAC) its Independent Chair, Professor Ian Town is stepping down.

Media release

48 Hour Health Challenge

22/05/2019

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

New Harley Chambers event

03/05/2019

Box 112 are a local property development company keen to support the vision of Te Papa Hauora. They are hosting an engagement event on Wed 8 May in the New Harley Chambers (old Police Station premises on St Asaph St). More info here.

Ōtākaro Road Works update

03/05/2019

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

28/04/2019

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

4/2/2019

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.

Read the media story and the significance of Manawa’s cultural design

City Promenade opens

25/11/2018

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

10/11/2018

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: skills.unit@cdhb.health.nz

Interprofessional education for health professionals

04/10/2018

Te Papa Hauora Christchurch Health Precinct recently hosted a series of workshops on interprofessional education.

Read the Press opinion piece 

HPAC media release

University of Otago to build $150m health research facility in Te Papa Hauora

14/09/2018

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.

The Press story

University of Otago media release

Consultation of the National Ethics Advisory Committee’s National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research

03/08/2018
The NEAC invites those interested in health research to in-person consultation meetings to support the public consultation of the National Ethics Advisory Committee’s National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research.
NEAC wants to work directly with researchers, research organisations, the public and other government agencies to ensure that feedback is consistently understood and considered.
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
register here

Wellington – Fri 7 September
register here

Auckland – Mon 3 September
register here

Waikato – Wed 5 September
register here

Dunedin – Wed 12 September
register here


To take part in the consultation, please complete the online consultation at https://consult.health.govt.nz/neac/national-ethics-standards/ (Citizen Space).

If you cannot complete the consultation online please print out this document, write your submission and send it to:
NEAC Secretariat
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
Wellington 6011

If you have any questions about the consultation or how to submit, please contact us by email at neac@moh.govt.nz.

Christchurch father and son scientists making history

09/07/2018

Congratulations to Professors Phil and Anthony Butler who have taken their revolutionary work to the next level with the first human scanned through the MARS spectral x-ray scanner.

Manawa Blessing

08/07/2018

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

03/07/2018

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

30/05/2018

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:

Practising for rare surgery with 3D printing – Jon Wells

Cannabis: What’s the harm? – Joe Boden

Health Precinct Development Opportunity

08/05/2018

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

30/04/2018

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

28/10/17

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

30/08/2017

View the presentation Dr. Ian Town delivered at this annual Australian event.

Victorian Healthcare Week presentation 2017 (PDF)

The Press – ‘The Happening Precinct’

08/04/2017

Read an in-depth feature article about Te Papa Hauora/ Health Precinct’s progress to date.

Christchurch Press, 08/04/2017

HPAC PRESENTATION TO CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL

23/02/2017

View the live streamed presentation from the Health Precinct Advisory Council Chair, Dr Ian Town and Council members to the Christchurch City Council.

CCC meeting  23/02/2017

Launch of the Health Research Education Facility (HREF)

6/10/2016

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.

Council Media Release 6/10/2016

Partners Media Release 6/10/2016

The Health Precinct – a Crown Anchor Project

18/04/2016

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.

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