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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.


Online interRAI training now available
interRAI Services have launched online training for health professionals who would like to read their clients’ interRAI assessments and anyone who would like to learn more about how interRAI works...
Southern Cancer Network, consumer profile
After a lifetime managing and owning various businesses in the motor trade, Ken did not expect to spend his retirement talking to men about getting their prostates checked – but after surviving prostate cancer 14 years ago, Ken is busier than ever...
National response to MoCA test certification
The NZ Dementia Framework Collaborative is inviting a multidisciplinary working group to prepare a briefing about the potential costs and benefits of continuing to use the MoCA test, and to do an assessment of alternatives.



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.