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Across the Southern Health system, there are becoming more ways to manage your health online. As these are developed, these will be added to this page.

Mental Health Advanced Directives

A Mental Health Advance Preference Statement - also sometimes known as an MAP or an advance directive - is a way for you to let people know what you would like to happen if you experience an episode of mental distress and are unable to communicate your preferences. Go here to find out more, and complete an online form to record your preferences.


How is my health information stored?

Most of your clinically important information is held as a regional electronic record. The hospital information is part of Health Connect South which is run by Canterbury DHB. This is joined to a summary of information from general practices and pharmacies in a system called HealthOne managed by the Primary Health Organisation in Canterbury, Pegasus Health. To see the information that is held about you on HealthOne, please ask at your general practice. Some general practices have electronic portals, where your information is stored. Find your general practice, and ask them about how to access your records through an electronic portal, if they have one.