The above graphic reflects the structure prior to 1 July 2022. Further information on future structure under Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand will be published as information becomes available.
Work Programmes (Service Level Alliances and Workstreams)
Districts recognised the need for focused effort to gain momentum in achieving collaborative outcomes. Using the alliance approach of gathering clinicians, managers, sector stakeholders and consumer advocates, Service Level Alliances were established to collaborate on specific topics. Each one has a work plan focused on integrating services, sharing ideas and implementing initiatives across Te Waipounamu the South Island. The range of activity of the Service Level Alliances is vast, spanning from the introduction of multi-million dollar information systems, to gathering more robust data, to rolling out training for a new model of care. Each Service Level Alliance has a facilitator employed in the Alliance Programme Office to administer and drive activity.
As well as the Service Level Alliances, there are a number of regional workstreams that bring together district staff to improve processes in a number of specialised areas. Though less formalised, these groups are also having great success in streamlining systems and sharing ideas for service improvement.
Te Waipounamu | South Island Alliance Programme Office
Headed by a General Manager, the Programme Office provides a hub around which the Alliance can operate. The Programme Office assists the various Alliance groups with administration and supports their work and activities through the facilitators.