In 2012 we formed a very valued partnership with the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust.
Our valued partnership was formed when our former Chairman, Professor Neville Blampied becoming involved in significant research involving post trauma care to those affected by the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. He worked closely with Mr Phil Bagshaw on the work undertaken by the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust assisting those affected by post earthquake trauma. That was simply the beginning of our remarkable and valued partnership.
Together we have pioneered a sector specific service to ensure a facility balances the needs of the community, government and industry professionals.
We bring to the sector a sense of connectedness, collaboration to take a more all-inclusive and meaningful approach to the prevention of road trauma and serious injury and deaths. We are also working together to achieve a pioneering projects within Australasia.
The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust was established by the community, for the community in 2007. Over the years many doctors, nurses, dentists, health professionals and public-spirited people have volunteered their time and expertise to help make the charity hospital a success and enable us to provide our services for free. Their patients come from throughout Canterbury within the Canterbury District Health Board area. Like the Trust, the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust does not receive any Government funding and rely on donations, grants and the generosity of the wider community to continue helping Cantabrians in need.
Many people in the community help with the day-to-day running of the hospital. Together, we can all make a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of our community as a whole.
Mr Philip Bagshaw, (Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust, Founder) a general surgeon, recognised the need for a charity hospital when he realised that no government would be able to meet all the needs in healthcare.
There are hundreds of professional staff involved with the day to day running of the Trust and they are managed and supported by a small clinical management team.
The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust provides the free counseling services on behalf of the Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust to those impacted by road trauma. In 2017 our General Manager was kindly donated an office by the Hospital in their Warner Mauger House.
We truly value our partnership and support the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust in every capacity possible, this includes their fundraising initiatives, such as their annual Gala.
The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust has now suspended all services and will remain closed (as the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust) until further notice to patients for the duration of the Covid-19 health emergency.
Durning this time the premises may however be utilised by the District Health Board during this time using District Health Board staff and supported by Charity hospital staff.
Once the emergency is over, with your help , we hope to be operational again soon
In the meantime we wish you all well during the lock down and thank you for your ongoing support.
Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust – Annual Gala