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Our vision

The South Island Alliance enables the region's 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.


Key messages from ALT meeting
The key messages from the March Alliance Leadership Team (ALT) meeting are now available to view.
World Delirium Awareness Day – a personal...
Cantabrian Julian Clothier understands first-hand what it’s like caring for a family member experiencing delirium. For two years, he was the primary carer for his wife’s ex-husband Peter, who was unable to look after himself due to ongoing health...
Leadership changes for the Palliative Care...
Palliative Care Workstream champion Dr Kate Grundy has stepped down from her role as Chair of the group, which she has expertly steered since it was established in 2014...



How is healthcare going to look in the future?

Check out the display from a recent HiNZ conference that charts a patient journey through the health system, benefiting 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.