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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.


Home as my First Choice
With one of the highest rates of older people going from hospital settings into aged residential care in the country, Southern DHB launched ‘Home as my First Choice’ last month...
South Island patient administration system...
Nelson Marlborough Health has become the second South Island DHB to move onto SI PICS, the South Island Patient Administration Care System.
Regional Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy...
The Ministry of Health's National SUDI Prevention Programme (NSPP), aims to reduce the SUDI rate from 0.7 to 0.1 in every 1,000 births by 2025 with equity across all ethnicities...



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.