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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.


Southern Cancer Network joins Te Aho o Te Kahu,...
On 1 July, SCN will become a regional hub of Te Aho o Te Kahu, the new Cancer Control Agency established in December 2019 to unite and lead cancer control efforts in New Zealand...
Regional Outcomes and Equity Report 2018/19
The Regional Outcomes and Equity Report 2018/19 brings together a range of data to measure performance against our South Island Alliance Outcomes Framework and priority focus areas (2018–21).
Job vacancy - Regional Programme Facilitator -...
The South Island Alliance is looking for a regional telehealth programme facilitator to join the team, to develop and implement a regional telehealth workplan...



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.