About Us

Introducing Southern Cross Healthcare

Southern Cross Healthcare has grown into a leading player in the health sector based on a long standing reputation for delivering high quality elective surgery and nursing care. We now offer a far wider range of healthcare services across the country.


We not only operate the country’s largest independent surgical hospital network.  We also support New Zealanders’ health in many other contexts, from post-operative rehabilitation and pain management to workplace-based health checks and mental healthcare options.  In all these areas, Southern Cross’ focus is making sure that we deliver quality healthcare for more Kiwis.  

Healthcare pedigree, and a progressive approach

We have an acknowledged heritage in delivering quality healthcare services, through our wholly-owned hospital facilities and joint venture partnerships.  Today, we offer News Zealanders access to a national network of modern wholly-owned and joint venture hospitals, a range of advanced specialist treatment centres, a wide range of community based physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, and a growing portfolio workplace health and wellbeing specialists.


As a not-for-profit organisation, part of our purpose is to contribute to New Zealand’s wider health system.  We do this by reinvesting any surpluses in modern healthcare facilities, quality and safety initiatives and developing the skills and capabilities of our people, always looking to support and increase Kiwis' access to independent healthcare options.

Our connections within New Zealand’s wider health system, our partnerships with medical specialists, ACC, District Health Boards and health insurance funders, are all part of this picture.

What makes us different? What makes us different?  

Our Vision

As a significant part of one of New Zealand’s leading and most respected healthcare brands, Southern Cross Healthcare is passionate about making quality health services accessible to more New Zealanders. In pursuit of this, we work hard to keep our promise that ‘Care is at the very heart of all we do’, wherever you access Southern Cross services and whoever you are.

Our contribution to New Zealand healthcare

Today, our contribution goes well beyond the delivery of elective surgical services, embracing specialist treatment centres, community-based therapy options and our workplace-based healthcare portfolio – some delivered in partnership with leading players in their field.

Our community and social responsibility programmes include collaborative efforts in support of sustainability within our sector and wider communities, as well as contributions to health research, and broader access to surgical and dental care for those in most pressing need.