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of a more innovative and efficient health service by working collaboratively with the five South Island DHBs...

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South Island Stroke Study Day November 202011 Nov 2020

News 03 Aug 2020 GPs and other health professionals will focus on improving the quality of care for stroke patients at the annual stroke study day in November. The event is being held in Christchurch and delivered jointly by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand and the South Island Alliance’s stroke services team. Register for […]

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WCTO QI Steering Group Member Profile: Lydia Mains02 Nov 2020

After recognising a gap for mothers-to-be who needed extra support beyond the Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) programme, Motueka Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere Nurse Manager Lydia Mains created the Tūhono Service. The kaupapa Māori programme, for young Māori parents in Waikawa and Motueka needing intensive and personalised support to nurture their babies, aims to strengthen connections and […]

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South Island Cancer Consumer Group Chair Profile John Macdonald02 Nov 2020

Queenstown District Councillor John McDonald, Chair of the South Island Cancer Consumer Group and Southern Mental Health and Addictions Network. John MacDonald spent most of his career as a self-described serial entrepreneur. From skiing and adventure tourism, to marketing, publishing, and motor trade in Queenstown, it was a cancer diagnosis that led to a change in direction. Following a difficult 18-month period to be correctly diagnosed, John […]

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We are passionate about collaboration

The alliance approach gathers clinicians, managers, sector stakeholders and consumer advocates, to collaborate on specific topics. We focus on sharing ideas and implementing initiatives across the South Island.

Our activities range from the introduction of multi-million dollar information systems, gathering more robust data, to rolling out training for a new model of care.