Service Level Alliances (SLA)

Service Level Alliances (SLA) lead the redesign, prioritisation and implementation of health and social services in Canterbury.

Providing clinical leadership to specific service areas, SLAs build on the guidance of Workstreams in order to identify, recommend and implement transformational change to the way health and social services are delivered. This includes recommending how services should be delivered and funded, monitoring and reporting on both budget performance and service performance, as well as overseeing the implementation of service redesign or improvement. Ultimately, the Alliance Leadership Team reviews and approves SLA recommendations.

The membership of an SLA will include urban and rural professionals who participate (e.g. referrers or providers) in the relevant services, those who work in key related services, management from relevant health organisations and others who bring important perspective such as consumer, Māori, Pacific, migrant and rural voices.


Leading a redevelopment of health services in the Ashburton district to provide better, more timely care for the people of Ashburton.

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Community Services

Helping people live safely within their own homes and communities by enabling flexible, integrated and responsive community services.

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Falls and Fractures

Enhancing and improving the falls and fragility fracture prevention work in Canterbury to ensure patients stay well and independent at home.

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Working towards increasing immunisation rates and coverage across the Canterbury region in order to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Working towards a fully integrated laboratory service in all Canterbury hospital and community settings that reduces barriers to access and delivers better care.

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Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow

A time-limited SLA supporting the wellbeing of children living with the legacy of earthquakes across great Christchurch, the Hurunui and Kaikoura.

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Supporting innovation in pharmacy services and enhancing the contribution of pharmacy to the patient’s health care team.

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Population Health & Access

Provide advice on innovative ways to provide healthcare to address determinants of health and support people to take greater responsibility for their own health.

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Primary Care Capability

Improving the patient experience by bringing together a number of elements and enablers from across the Canterbury health system.

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Urgent Care

Helping provide the most appropriate urgent care options by working towards reducing Emergency Department attendances and hospital admission rates.

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