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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 for May
The key messages from the May Alliance Leadership Team meeting are now available to view...
Supporting breastfeeding mothers at work
Increased awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding means more women are choosing to continue to breastfeed after returning to work...
Expression of Interest to join Te Ara Whakapiri...
We are looking for health care professionals and Maori health workers from around the South Island with a passion for providing quality care in the last days of life, to join the South Island Alliance Te Ara Whakapiri Workgroup...



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.