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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.


Staff profile – meet the team
Laura Jones was working for one of the largest HIV organisations in New York when she set a goal to move to New Zealand, inspired by the urge for a fresh start...
Palliative Care roadshows visiting South Island...
A series of palliative care roadshows across the South Island is opening up dialogue on enhancing end-of-life care and providing an opportunity for health professionals to discuss survey results at a local level. “It’s about breaking down the...
Diversity, inclusion and the Treaty
Guest editorial: By Hector Matthews, GM Maori representative on the South Island Workforce Development Hub steering group...



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.