About the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust

By the community – for the community

The Trust has been established by the community, for the community. Numerous doctors, nurses, health professionals and public spirited people have volunteered their time and expertise to help make the Charity Hospital a success. We provide a service to the area covered by the Canterbury DHB. We are not Government funded and are financed by donations, grants and support from the wider community.

The original hospital in a converted villa (Ron Ball) was opened in 2007 to provide day surgery facilities and medical clinics, but due to the changing needs of the Canterbury community following the 2010/11 earthquakes, a new 2 storey larger building, now named Patricia Mauger House, was added to provide additional theatre space, an endoscopy unit, a dental unit, more consulting rooms and educational/research facilities.

This year a third building was opened by Patron Sir Jerry Mateparae housing a new oral surgery with two clinics, offices and a community room that is available to the community for free.

Many lay 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.

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.


Our Trustees are:

Philip Bagshaw – Chairman, FRCS, FRACS, 
Susan Bagshaw – CNZM, FaChSHM
Peter Cook – FREINZ (Life Member), FNZIV
Frank Frizelle – MBChB, MMedSci, FRACS, FACS, FASCRS
Peter Pryor –
MBChB, FRCA, FANZCA
Richard Smith – LLB, BCom