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Hospital procedures are impacted under the Covid-19 Protection Framework. More details

About Us

Southern Cross Healthcare - caring
for more New Zealanders than ever

Southern Cross Healthcare is extremely proud to be an integral part of New Zealand’s wider healthcare system.

In 2020, we changed our name from Southern Cross Hospitals to Southern Cross Healthcare to reflect the fact that caring for the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders now extends beyond our hospitals, into community physiotherapy and rehabilitation, as well as personalised healthcare solutions for New Zealand workplaces.

We believe passionately that health in this country is worth protecting. Everything Southern Cross Healthcare does is about making sure we play the biggest part we can in making that happen. As a not-for-profit, we continue to look for ways to enhance and support the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders by reinvesting in modern healthcare facilities and employee development. We strive to use our capabilities and resources to make healthcare accessible to more people.

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Our core services

Southern Cross Healthcare is New Zealand’s largest independent healthcare network. A nationwide family of joint venture and wholly owned hospitals; specialist centres; physiotherapy; rehabilitation; and employer health and wellness providers. From post-operative rehabilitation and pain management, to workplace-based vaccinations and mental health services, Southern Cross Healthcare’s focus is committed to better health for more Kiwis.

Private surgical hospitals

Specialist centres

Community physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Workplace healthcare

What we bring to the community

Our care for New Zealand extends into Southern Cross’ social responsibility initiatives – doing our bit to drive environmental sustainability, contributing to research, and supporting the mental health of New Zealand children. 

Pause Breathe Smile

Healthy Futures Research

Charitable surgery


The Southern Cross Heatlhcare vision is to advance the health of New Zealanders, now and in the future, which includes actively seeking innovative ways to protect and look after our environment.

Southern Cross Healthcare is taking big steps, working with Toitū Envirocare, to measure, manage and reduce our carbon emissions across our national network of wholly-owned hospitals.

As a leader in healthcare, we are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is our core focus, today and tomorrow for all future generations. Our hospitals are committed to meaningful change to protect and look after the environment; acknowledging our responsibility to act as kaitiaki to take care of our resources and the environment.

Our sustainability action plan has seven areas of focus for Southern Cross hospitals – waste reduction, energy and water efficiency, sustainable procurement, sustainable transport, energy efficient building, medical gases and employee engagement and empowerment.

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We are a people business

Care is at the heart of all we do; and as such Southern Cross Healthcare is a 'people business'.

Our hospital and National Support Office teams increasingly work closely with others across the wider Southern Cross Healthcare network; harnessing the collective expertise to support the best health outcomes for our patients.

Our people

Our executive leadership team

Our board