Our Vision

Our vision is an integrated health system that keeps people healthy and well in their own homes by providing the right care and support, to the right person, at the right time and in the right place.

Our Mission

The Canterbury Clinical Network provides leadership to the transformation of the Canterbury Health System in collaboration with system partners and on behalf of the people of Canterbury.

Our Approach

Within our alliance framework we will act in good faith to reach consensus decisions on the basis of ‘best for patient, best for system.’ Our person centred approach includes:

  • Taking a patient-centred, whole of system approach to make health and social services integrated and sustainable;
  • Focusing on people, their families and communities, keeping them at the centre of everything we do;
  • Enabling clinically-led service development;
  • Making the best use of our resources and capacity to achieve improved health outcomes for our population.

Strategic Objectives

The Canterbury health system vision that underpins our leadership decisions:

  • People take greater responsibility for their own health: The development of services that support people/whãnau to stay well and take greater responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
  • People stay well in their own homes and communities: The development of primary care and community services to support people/whãnau in a community based setting and provide a point of ongoing continuity, which for most people is general practice.
  • People receive timely and appropriate complex care: The freeing-up of hospital based specialist resources to be responsive to episodic events and the provision of complex care and support and specialist advice to primary care.

Priorities for 2016-18

Our strategic priorities are: 

  • Equitable health outcomes: Work towards equitable health outcomes for the Canterbury population, with a focus on Mãori, rural and vulnerable people.
  • Management of complex patients: Support vulnerable people and those with more complex health and social issues to keep healthy and well in their own homes.
  • A ‘healthy health workforce’: Foster a highly valued and engaged health workforce and optimise workforce capacity and capability.
  • Tell our story Communicate and share our learnings and achievements with our community, health workforce and stakeholders.
  • Optimise leadership: Further develop, regenerate and optimise strategic leadership across CCN.
  • Collaboration with social services: Achieving collective impact through further collaboration with social services, addressing common issues and analysing shared data together.
  • Take action: Focus on delivering and reporting on our activity, including showing the evaluations of our results.
  • Healthier environments: Influence transparent urban design with a focus on wellness, including encouraging increased physical activity, better housing and reduced rates of obesity.
  • Further integration and rationalisation: Align, coordinate and consolidate work group activity while optimising activity that supports the patient’s seamless journey through the health system.
Related resources
  • CCN Strategic Focus

    Demonstrates CCN's strategic focus and direction.

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  • Health System Vision

    Demonstrates the vision for the Canterbury health system.

  • Outcomes Framework

    Demonstrates the shared outcomes of our integrated health system.

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