For more than 25 years the Canterbury health system has worked towards a vision of an integrated health system orientated around the needs of our people / whānau.
Delivery on the Better Sooner More Convenient business case (2010) generated a significant shift in policy and approach in Canterbury health system’s journey. We adopted an alliance framework as the mechanism for driving and achieving transformation across services with a key feature being clinically led service development and improvement.
Through the alliance our partners agreed to a principle-based way of working towards a common purpose – improving the health outcomes of all Cantabrians. The result is the Canterbury Clinical Network.
Along the way we’ve learned a lot about factors that have supported and undermined progress with achieving our vision of a connected and integrated system.
We are working to document these lessons highlighting what has worked and the areas we’ve identified for improvement and using case studies to demonstrate what we have learnt and critical success factors. This will be shared across the health system to support achievement of a future health system that improves the health outcomes for all people and supports suitability of our health and disability system.