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.