The Southern Health system is beginning a new chapter and on July 1, we’ll be united as Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority.
In preparation for this change, the Southern District Health Board has developed the Southern Transition Strategy and the Southern Transition website, to let Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority know what is important to us and our community.
This represents our pathway forward, which includes our four guiding principles:
1. Focusing on whānau and patient-centred care
2. A more central leadership role for Māori
3. Becoming part of Health NZ but still continuing to do what we do
4. Building and fostering connections around the motu
Southern DHB is putting a callout to the public for feedback on the future of Southern health care, before uniting with Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority on July 1.
We would like to hear your thoughts on this – after all, you know the needs of our community best.
To have your say on the future of health care for the Southern community, please fill out this short survey: