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.

Canterbury DHB

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

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 Canterbury community. The group serves a strong member base of more than 90 pharmacies across Canterbury. Since it was established in 2008, CCPG has made great progress in strategically positioning community pharmacy as an integral part of the primary health care team in Canterbury with the objective to see a wider range of evidence-based health services available to our communities, providing better access to and visibility of our pharmacists and the services they offer.

Christchurch PHO

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 afterhours 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

Pacific Radiology Canterbury is a large, multi-subspecialty radiology group serving the communities in the South Island of New Zealand, from South Canterbury to Marlborough, including Westland. Pacific Radiology owns and operates diagnostic medical imaging clinics in Canterbury. 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

HealthCare NZ provides high-quality home and community-based support services throughout New Zealand, 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. The care and support provided means people can enjoy their independence and quality of life based on their choices, needs, values and goals and stay connected to their homes, family/whānau, friends and local communities.

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 (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 its beginnings in 1992, it has been committed to improving the health outcomes for the people of Canterbury. Pegasus is part of the Canterbury Clinical Network and works 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. Pegasus provides a range of services for the community focused on improving the health and wellbeing of its population and provide essential 24 hour care, 365 days per year for the population of Canterbury through the 24 Hour Surgery.

Waitaha Primary Health

Waitaha Primary Health is one of three PHOs in Canterbury. It strives to maintain and improve the health of our population and encourage access to effective health services that help to reduce inequalities. 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 providing  laboratory services in most parts of New Zealand. Emphasis at Canterbury SCL is always placed on the provision of exceptional laboratory services for health professionals and their patients. It aims to build relationships for life with its community and healthcare professionals, and work in alliance with Canterbury Health Laboratories to provide outstanding pathology services to the Canterbury community.

St John

St John provides a wide range of ambulance, community and health services designed to improve the health and well-being of New Zealanders. It is 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, it is 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

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.