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Step forward in quality improvement project for children with Type 1 diabetes25 Feb 2021

The five South Island DHBs have implemented a management database as part of a quality improvement project for children with Type 1 diabetes. Supported by the South Island Alliance Child Heath Service Level Alliance, the Diabetes Patient Management System (DPMS) collects patient data and provides benchmarking for Australasian quality improvement reporting. Dr Martin de Bock, […]

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South Island VOICES survey results released10 Dec 2020

Results from the first South Island survey of bereaved people have been released by the South Island Alliance Palliative Care Workstream (PCW). Over 500 people from around the South Island gave their views on the quality of care provided by health services during the last three months of their partner, relative or friend’s life, for […]

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Stroke survivor shares story at annual study day30 Nov 2020

When caring for stroke survivors, balancing realism with hopeful enthusiasm is important, says Andrew Buxton, who shared his personal experience with health professionals at the South Island Stroke Study Day. “Reality is good, but hope is essential.” Andrew spoke alongside his wife Peta about their journey following his stroke, at the annual event held in […]

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We are passionate about collaboration

The alliance approach gathers clinicians, managers, sector stakeholders and consumer advocates, to collaborate on specific topics. We focus on sharing ideas and implementing initiatives across the South Island.

Our activities range from the introduction of multi-million dollar information systems, gathering more robust data, to rolling out training for a new model of care.