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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.


Minister's approval of 2017-2020 South Island...
The 2017-20 South Island Health Services Plan has been approved by the South Island Alliance Leadership Team, the five DHB Boards and the Minister of Health. We are now looking forward to implementing the plan over the next 12 months. 
Two fully credentialed South Island Calderdale...
Congratulations to Vicki Prout (Canterbury DHB) and Hilary Exton (Nelson Marlborough DHB), who have both been fully credentialed as Calderdale Framework (CF) Practitioners by the CF founders – Effective Workforce Solutions (EWS) UK Ltd.
Merry Christmas from our GM
I’ve had the privilege of being involved in the Alliance for around six months now, and I continue to be impressed with the breadth and depth of the programme work...



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.