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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.


South Island-wide IHT transfer agreement with St...
Waiting times for patients being transferred between South Island hospitals have been significantly reduced, as part of a regional agreement with St John.
An intersectoral approach to planning future...
The South Island’s approach to intersectoral collaboration was recognised by the Ministry of Health’s Jill Bond at the South Island Alliance’s recent planning workshop.
Regional roll out of Southern DHB's eGrowth Charts
An electronic solution developed by Southern DHB to track body measurements from birth to death has been rolled out across the South Island, through Health Connect South.



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.