New Zealand has a high quality health care system health system, much of which is funded by general taxation. This means it is free or subsidised for people who are eligible for publicly funded health care in New Zealand.
We recommend and support patients to use the Health Navigator NZ website to find reliable, trustworthy information and self-care resources regarding medications, procedures and health conditions or concerns.
There are many ways the community helps to shape the health services in the Southern district. Find out about the teams of community members and health professionals who advise the Southern DHB and Commissioner teams.
Every person who uses health and disability services has rights and Southern DHB staff have duties. These rights and duties are clearly set out in the Code of Health and Disability Services - Consumer Rights.