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Our signatories agree to act in accordance with the Charter of Principles, adhering to the principles and rules of engagement to achieve desired outcomes. Together, we work towards the three strategic objectives of the Canterbury health system:

  • People take greater responsibility for their own health: The development of services that support people/whānau 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, support and specialist advice to primary care.

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury 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 signatories, to support healthy lifestyles and better health outcomes for Canterbury people.

Access Homehealth

Access Community Health Canterbury provides a diverse and specialised range of nursing services for both CDHB and ACC.  Our service is backed by a team that is always looking at ways to improve services for our clients. 

Services include: district nursing, palliative care, Community Rehabilitation Enablement and Support (CREST), and home-based support.

Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group

Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG) creates opportunities for pharmacists to apply their full range of skills and expertise for the benefit of their patients and the wider community. CCPG supports community pharmacy to be an integral part of the primary health care team in Canterbury, providing better access to and visibility of our pharmacists and the services they offer.

Christchurch PHO

Based in urban Christchurch, Christchurch PHO’s member general practices provide a range of primary health care services to a diverse enrolled population. The clinically led PHO covers a unique group of practices that includes two afterhours accident and medical services and has a strong focus on youth, with two tertiary education health clinics and the 298 Youth Health Centre.

Pacific Radiology

Pacific Radiology Canterbury is a large, multi-subspecialty radiology group serving from South Canterbury to Marlborough, including Westland. Pacific Radiology owns and operates diagnostic medical imaging clinics in Canterbury, striving to provide top quality imaging services using state-of-the-art equipment and proven techniques. This is supported by a commitment to education and research.

Healthcare NZ Community Health

HealthCare NZ provides high-quality home and community-based support services including wellbeing, psychological and behavioural support, home and community-based care, rehabilitation, disability, mental health and nursing. HealthCare NZ has the skills and expertise to meet individual health needs and goals, including providing care and support to children, adolescents, adults and older people as well as planned respite services for families.

Nurse Maude

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 it has done since 1896.

Pegasus Health

Pegasus Health supports general practices and community based health providers within Canterbury to deliver quality healthcare to more than 380,000 enrolled patients. Pegasus provides a range of services for the community focused on improving the health and wellbeing of its population and provides essential 24 hour care, 365 days per year for the population of Canterbury through the 24 Hour Surgery.

Waitaha Primary Health

Waitaha Primary Health strives to maintain and improve the health of our population and encourage access to effective health services that help to reduce inequities. Waitaha does this by ensuring services are of a high quality through effective communication, treating people with respect, valuing individual, cultural and professional diversity.

Canterbury SCL

Canterbury SCL is part of the Southern Community Laboratories network and belongs to the Healthscope NZ group - New Zealand's largest network of diagnostic laboratories. Canterbury SCL aims to provide exceptional laboratory services for health professionals and their patients, working with Canterbury Health Laboratories to provide outstanding pathology services to the Canterbury community.

St John

St John provides a range of ambulance, community and health services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. It is the largest primary healthcare provider in the country and has contact with more a million people a year. While providing ambulance services is a core activity, it also plays a role in meeting the broader health needs of New Zealand communities.

NZ College of Midwives

The Canterbury/West Coast region of the NZ College of Midwives has around 450 members who are responsible for the vast majority of primary midwifery care in these communities. Community midwifery is a core part of primary care provision, and 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, and postnatal assessments.