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Our vision

The South Island Alliance enables the regions five DHBs to work collaboratively to develop more innovative and efficient health services than could be achieved independently.

Our vision is a sustainable South Island health and disability system – best for people, best for system. The Alliance is focused on keeping people well and providing equitable and timely access to safe, effective, high-quality services, as close to people’s homes as possible.

By using our combined resources to jointly solve problems, we are better positioned to respond to changes in the technology and demographics that will have a significant impact on the health sector in the coming years.

Together we will be able to achieve better health outcomes for the people of the South Island.

Best for People Best for System Outcomes Framework

Our vision is a sustainable South Island health system focused on keeping people well and providing equitable and timely access to safe, effective, high quality services, as close to people's homes as possible.


The South Island Alliance at a glance
A South Island picture has been developed, representing the Alliance's 'best for people, best for system' approach to improving health outcomes for the South Island population.
Geography no barrier to great teamwork
You don’t have to be in the same town to be part of a great team. There is no greater proof of this than the South Island Safety 1st system administrator (sys admin) team, which is responsible for maintaining and improving our regional electronic...
New resource helps people plan their future...
Planning your future health care has been made easier with the new advance care plan (ACP) template, developed after a national 14-month project to review and update the resource.



How is healthcare going to look in the future?

Check out the display from the recent HiNZ conference that charts a patient journey through the health system, benefitting from some of the South Island Alliance innovations along the way, including Health Connect South, SI PICS and ERMS. Click here to read the article and to get contact details to view the display at Canterbury DHB's design lab.