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About Southern Health

Across the Southern district you will meet many health care professionals, in general practice, hospitals, community settings and beyond. Southern Health is the name that brings these organisations together – and lets you know we are all part of the same team, working together to provide you with the care you need.

What does the Southern Health logo and kiwaha stand for?

See the teams below who are advising the Southern health system

  • The Community Health Council is an advisory council for the Southern District Health Board (DHB) and WellSouth Primary Health Network (hospital and community health services including GPs) and has enabled a stronger patient voice to be heard across the Southern district.
  • Alliance South is the partnership between Southern DHB and WellSouth primary health network. Its aim is to promote better integration of health services to improve the health and well-being of people and communities across the Southern district.
  • He mihi tenei ki ka rakatira I runga i ka kaupapa Hauora o tena o tena, piki mai kake mai i runga i ka ahuatanga o wa, Mauriora! The Iwi Governance Committee (IGC) provides advice and makes recommendations to the Southern DHB Board regarding Māori Health. The IGC reports through to the Commissioner team and meets bi-monthly.
  • Locality Networks are advisory networks made up of health professionals and consumers. In the Southern district the Central Lakes Locality Network has been established to help prioritise and plan health services to meet the needs of local communities.