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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.


Collaborating to improve maternity and child...
Education and networking sessions were held in Nelson and Blenheim recently, as part of a South Island-wide initiative to update and inform local child health services.
Newly accredited Triple P trainer leads by...
Becoming one of the first qualified Group Lifestyle Triple P practitioners in New Zealand was an inspiring turning point in Dany Haira’s life.
Stories shared and lessons learned at South...
Stroke carer and survivor Shona Andrell shared her personal experience with health professionals from across the spectrum of services at the annual South Island Stroke Study Day 2016 last month, an event focused on enhancing the daily practice of...



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.