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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.


ALT key messages February 2020
The key messages from the February Alliance Leadership Team meeting are now available to view. 
Full recovery for first patient at Lakes Hospital...
Elizabeth Hanan was just sitting down to dinner on Christmas Eve last year with family at their holiday home in Arrowtown, when her two daughters noticed her face looked lopsided and her speech was slurred...
Every moment counts
Small moments making big differences for children in school was a key driver behind a one-day workshop on mental health, held at Manawa in the Christchurch health precinct...



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.