Alliance Partners

The Canterbury Clinical Network is the broadest health alliance in New Zealand with 12 partner organisations and whole of system engagement.

The following Alliance Partners have signed the District Alliance Agreement, committing to work together for the people of Canterbury.


Canterbury DHB plans, provides or purchases the best possible health and disability services for a diverse and changing Canterbury population. It partners with a range of other agencies, including its CCN alliance partners, to support healthy lifestyles and better health outcomes for Canterbury people.

Access Homehealth is a division of Green Cross Health and is one of New Zealand’s leading healthcare providers. It specialises in home-based healthcare and support, and has been at the forefront of community health since the 1920s. Access works with the Ministry of Health, DHBs and ACC to care for more than 16,000 people nationwide. Its skilled team of nurses and support workers provide a range of services to help people maintain their independence.

The Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG) supports Canterbury Community Pharmacies in the delivery of excellent healthcare for our communities. Pharmacists are the medicines experts in our communities and with engagement with patients and other healthcare providers can improve medication related health outcomes. Being a new organisation (incorporated 2009) our aim is to continue to deliver an enhanced range of evidence-based health services to improve patient outcomes.

Christchurch PHO is one of three PHOs in Canterbury contracted by the CDHB to provide a range of primary health care services in the region. Based in urban Christchurch the PHO’s member general practices provide these services on behalf of the PHO to a diverse enrolled population. The clinically led PHO covers a unique group of practices that includes two after hours accident and medical services and has a strong focus on youth, with two tertiary education health clinics and the 298 Youth Health Centre. Christchurch PHO is an active member of the Canterbury Clinical Network Alliance, works collaboratively with other PHOs in the South Island, and partners with other organisations to provide additional programmes to benefit the enrolled population.

Pacific Radiology is a large, multi-subspecialty radiology group serving the communities in the South Island of New Zealand, from South Canterbury to Marlborough and including Westland. We are ready to assist our referring health practitioners and their patients with all their diagnostic medical imaging and interventional radiology needs. Pacific Radiology owns and operates twelve diagnostic medical imaging clinics in Christchurch. Pacific Radiology strives to provide top quality imaging services using state of the art equipment and proven techniques. This is supported by a real commitment to education and research.

Healthcare NZ Community Health provides high-quality home and community-based support services throughout New Zealand for people of all ages, in partnership with family/whānau. Healthcare NZ Community Health is one of the largest and most experienced providers of home and community-based support services. For more than 25 years, we have been supporting people to live their lives the way they want in their own homes and communities. Our aim is to support our clients to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible.

Nurse Maude provides nursing, homecare, and support so people can stay in their own homes and communities and inpatient care in its hospital and hospice. By working in partnership with other health providers and through significant investment in people, technology, research and development, Nurse Maude continues to care for the people of Canterbury, as we have done since 1896.

Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd is a primary care network performing the function of a Primary Health Organisation (PHO), as well as supporting general practices and community based health providers within Canterbury to deliver quality healthcare to over 380,000 enrolled patients. Since our beginnings in 1992, we have been committed to improving the health outcomes for the people of Canterbury. We are part of the Canterbury Clinical Network and work closely with a range of organisations, including the Canterbury District Health Board and other alliance partners, to enable the delivery of primary healthcare to the community and to assist in the continuous improvement of our wider healthcare system. We provide a range of services for the community focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our population and provide essential 24 hour care, 365 days per year for the population of Canterbury through the 24 Hour Surgery.


Waitaha Primary Health is one of three PHOs in Canterbury. We strive to maintain and improve the health of our population and encourage access to effective health services that help to reduce inequalities. We do this by ensuring services are of a high quality through effective communication. We treat people with respect, valuing individual, cultural and professional diversity.

Canterbury SCL is part of the Southern Community Laboratories group which is New Zealand's largest network of diagnostic laboratories, providing medical services all over New Zealand. Emphasis at Southern Community Laboratories is always placed on provision of top quality laboratory services for health professionals and their patients. We aim to build relationships for life with our community and healthcare professionals, and work in close relationship with the other Healthscope laboratories in New Zealand.

St John provides a wide range of ambulance, community and health services designed to improve the health and well-being of New Zealanders. We are the largest primary healthcare provider in the country and have contact with more than 1 million people a year. While providing ambulance services throughout New Zealand will always be a core activity for St John, we’re also playing an increasing role in meeting the broader health needs of New Zealand communities.

The Canterbury/West Coast region of the NZ College of Midwives represents around 450 midwives, and its members are responsible for the vast majority of primary midwifery care in the community. Community midwifery is a core part of primary care provision, and much of this care for women and babies is provided in their own home. We are proud of the high level of continuity of care for women and babies, as this allows for a strong relationship to develop, and improves women’s experience of the overall care. Midwives in Canterbury work in the community and in all District Health Board maternity facilities. Midwives work across the scope of practice, providing antenatal screening referrals, antenatal assessments, referrals to other care providers, labour and birth care, breastfeeding support, WellChild and GP referral, postnatal assessments. There are many other aspects included in care provision, including screening for family violence, smoking cessation and mental health concerns.