Workforce Development Hub

Health workforce is a key component in the delivery of safe patient care.

The South Island Workforce Development Hub (SIWDH) (formerly South Island Regional Training Hub, SIRTH) is an innovative health network , co-ordinating training and education for health professionals, and developing the health workforce across the South Island.

SIWDH is working to strengthen education and training networks, both within the South Island and nationally. It focuses on enhancing innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to healthcare delivery to ensure our health workforce can work in the new and emerging models of patient care. You can read about some our work group outcomes here.

By working collaboratively across the South Island, SIWDH is able to ensure healthcare providers and the health workforce are engaged with training and development opportunities, irrespective of geographic location or profession. The networks developed by SIWDH will enable sharing of innovations and emerging ideas underway throughout the region, so that we have a strong health workforce and higher quality care for patients.

SIWDH is one of four national training hubs established through a Health Workforce NZ initiative. It’s governance structure sits under the umbrella of the South Island Alliance with its Steering Group comprising representatives from all of the South Island DHBs.

What we are working on: