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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.


Delirium Capability Reflection toolkit survey
We would like to find out what has been useful and get ideas to improve the toolkit for next year...
Furthering dementia education with Goodfellow...
Dr Yoram Barak, consultant psychogeriatrician at Dunedin Public Hospital. An online dementia education module has received positive feedback from health care professionals across the country since it was launched last year.
Meet the team: Nicholas Glubb, SCN manager
Next month will mark 40 years working in health for Nicholas Glubb, who began his career as a student psychiatric nurse at Cherry Farm Hospital in March, 1978...



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.