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About Us

About Us

Southern Cross Healthcare is New Zealand’s largest independent healthcare network.

While our roots are in owning and running hospitals, our strategic direction has seen us invest over recent years in businesses that enable Southern Cross Healthcare to bridge the gap between various health disciplines to provide for more connected healthcare, with a broader reach into the community and workplaces.

Through our hospitals and extended healthcare presence, Southern Cross Healthcare is extremely proud to be an integral part of New Zealand’s wider healthcare system, in partnership with medical specialists, ACC, District Health Boards, health insurance funders, and employers looking to support the health and wellbeing of their people.

Rick and Soly, Southern Cross Hamilton Hospital
Rick and Soly, Southern Cross Hamilton Hospital

We provide elective surgery hospitals nationwide. These centres of expertise offer modern facilities for medical specialists and their patients. Specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists go through a credentialling process before they can operate from a Southern Cross hospital.

  • Over 1,000 specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists are credentialled to work in Southern Cross Hospitals.
  • Southern Cross Healthcare employ over 2,000 nurses and anaesthetic technicians across its hospitals. We are the largest employer of registered nurses in the New Zealand’s private hospital sector.

Southern Cross wholly owned hospitals and joint venture partnerships are nationwide. The newest of these is Southern Cross Northland Surgical Centre which became a joint venture partner in August 2023.


Southern Cross Northland Surgical CentreSouthern Cross Northland Surgical Centre
This private hospital in Northland became a joint venture partner of Southern Cross Healthcare in August 2023. Located in the heart of the Kensington medical precinct, this private hospital offers a day stay operating theatre and consulting rooms where its current primary focus is day-stay orthopaedic care for private patients and those referred via ACC and Te Whatu Ora.


Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital – Wairau Valley
Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital is based on a developing private healthcare campus on Auckland's North Shore. Hospital and patient facilities have recently been substantially expanded to include the Northern Clinic specialist centre, offering procedure rooms and specialist consulting facilities. This campus is also home to Waitemata Endoscopy, a purpose built endoscopy suite operated by medical specialists in partnership with Southern Cross Healthcare. Find out more >
North-Shore-Surgical-Centre-exterior-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165931North Shore Surgical Centre (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture hospital) - Takapuna
This joint venture hospital partnership, with a group of leading orthopaedic surgeons, is based in a state-of-the-art day stay hospital in Takapuna, Auckland. Opened in 2019, North Shore Surgical Centre has a focus on short stay and minimally-invasive orthopaedic procedures using the latest techniques and equipment. Find out more >
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Auckland Surgical Centre is a superbly equipped private surgical hospital based in Remuera. This leading private hospital has been providing quality, professional care since 1987, when it opened as New Zealand’s first purpose-built short stay surgical hospital. The hospital employs a caring, experienced staff of around 90. Find out more >
Brightside-exterior-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165933Southern Cross Brightside Hospital - Epsom
Southern Cross' Brightside hospital is a modern private surgical hospital located in central Auckland. Originally established in the 1940s, this hospital was completely rebuilt to modern, high tech specifications and re-opened in 2000. Southern Cross Brightside Hospital has four theatres and offers a wide range of surgical services and post-operative care. Find out more >
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Southern Cross Gillies Hospital is designed for short stay surgery and family-centred care. This hospital has four theatres, a purpose built day-stay facility and 16 inpatient beds with ensuite facilities. A centre of expertise for otolaryngology, head and neck (ENT), it also offers oral and maxillofacial, gynaecological, plastic, reconstructive and general paediatric surgery. Recently upgraded, the hospital is characterised by friendly, highly professional nursing teams and systems designed for patients of all ages. Find out more >
Ormiston-exterior-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165934Ormiston Hospital (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture hospital) - Flat Bush
Ormiston Hospital offers state of the art technology and quality healthcare. Built in 2008, Ormiston Hospital represents a leading facility in terms of equipment, patient flow and surgical expertise. At the cutting edge of hospital design, Ormiston Hospital is a leading independent provider of quality healthcare in the region. Find out more >


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Situated in a quiet, central part of Hamilton, Southern Cross' hospital has been proudly serving the wider Waikato community for many years. The hospital has been extensively expanded and upgraded and now incorporates eight fully equipped operating theatres, 60 inpatient beds and a purpose-built Day Surgery Unit. It also boasts a six bed intensive care unit (ICU), high dependency care and access to hi-tech radiology services, including CT and MRI. Find out more >


Grace-Hospital-exterior-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165936Grace Hospital (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture hospital)
Grace Hospital is dedicated to delivering the best surgical care for patients with a comprehensive range of services supported by experienced nursing staff. Grace Hospital is owned and managed by a partnership between two of New Zealand's major private healthcare companies - Southern Cross Healthcare and Evolution Healthcare. Find our more >


Rotorua-exterior-option-2-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165937Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital
Southern Cross' hospital in Rotorua is a modern surgical hospital serving the local community and greater Bay of Plenty region. This leading private hospital has been providing quality, professional care since 1987, when it opened as New Zealand’s first purpose-built short stay surgical hospital. The hospital employs a caring, experienced staff of around 90, providing services and excellent post-operative care across a range of surgical specialties. Find out more >

New Plymouth

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Southern Cross' hospital in New Plymouth is a modern private surgical hospital serving the city and wider region. Established in 1983, and the only private surgical hospital in the city, it provides services to around 4,000 patients each year. The Southern Cross New Plymouth Hospital team provide services and excellent post-operative nursing care across a wide range of elective surgical services. Find out more >

Palmerston North

Crest-Hospital-exterior-OPTION-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165939Crest Hospital (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture hospital)
Crest Hospital combines the experience, service and heritage of the former Aorangi Hospital and Southern Cross' Palmerston North hospital. This modern surgical hospital and specialist centre provides high quality surgical and medical care to communities in Palmerston North and the surrounding regions. Find our more >


Wellington hospitalSouthern Cross Wellington Hospital
Southern Cross Wellington Hospital was originally established in 1992 and a substantial development of this campus began in 2023. The hospital currently includes a purpose-built consulting centre, day procedure facilities, advanced digital operating theatres, diagnostic technologies and a modern intensive care unit. The new development will improve treatment in the Wellington region and includes a purpose-built orthopaedic specialist centre, new consulting rooms, extended rehabilitation facilities, and two new surgical theatres. Find out more >


Manunka-Street-exterior.jpg#asset:165919Manuka Street Hospital (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture hospital)
Established in 1948, this private hospital in Nelson has seen patient facilities substantially upgraded during recent years and currently treats around 2,500 patients annually. A joint venture partnership combines the expertise and reputation of Southern Cross Healthcare with the capabilities of medical specialists and nursing teams - providing high quality surgical care to communities in the region. Find out more >


Christchurch-exterior-2-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165949Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital
Southern Cross' hospital in Christchurch is the largest hospital within our national network. Owned by Southern Cross since 1979, the centrally situated hospital campus includes one of the biggest and most advanced private surgical hospitals in the South Island. Facilities include digital operating theatres, an advanced 'hybrid' operating room, systems for robotically assisted surgery, advanced digital scanning technologies, consulting facilities and a purpose built endoscopy centre - Southern Endoscopy Centre. Find out more >


Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture hospital) - Queenstown

The hospital's name, Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital, is an expression of the joint venture partnership between Southern Cross Healthcare and Central Lakes Trust. Together we provide patients in the Central Lakes region with access to quality surgical care closer to home. Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital opened its doors to patients in January 2022. The hospital provides a wide range of procedures including General Surgery, Gynaecological Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery. Find out more >


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This hospital is widely known and used by people throughout Southland, Queenstown and Wakatipu. Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital provides services to around 3,000 patients annually, has 26 in-patient beds and a day surgery unit accommodating up to 15 patients. Find out more >

The introduction of Southern Cross Specialist Centres provides facilities devoted to the diagnosis and treatment in specific areas of health. These are either wholly owned by Southern Cross Healthcare or joint venture partnerships.

Intra JV interiorIntra (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture specialist centre) – Auckland
Intra has been leading the way in innovative image-guided healthcare since 1990. This specialist centre is a world leading provider of interventional cardiology, radiology and oncology. Intra is a joint venture partnership with Southern Cross Healthcare and has more than 30 practising specialists across two Auckland locations in Epsom and the Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital campus. Find out more >
Aro interior JVAuckland Radiation Oncology (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture specialist centre) – Auckland
Auckland Radiation Oncology is a state-of-the-art private radiation therapy facility offering patients a first class journey towards wellness. The aim of the Auckland Radiation Oncology team is to provide patients with the choice of timely, best possible care, offering advanced radiation treatment aimed directly at improving cancer outcomes. The centre is a joint venture, owned and operated by MercyAscot and Southern Cross Healthcare. Find out more >
Waitamata Endoscopy Interior JVWaitemata Endoscopy (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture specialist centre) – Auckland
Waitemata Endoscopy, is a joint venture partnership, operating two day stay endoscopy centres based on Southern Cross Healthcare’s campus at North Harbour and a new facility in West Auckland. Waitemata Endoscopy offers diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy; gastroscopy, colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopies; and accepts direct GP referrals either to the centres or individual medical specialists. Find out more >
Rutherford-Clinic-interior-340-x-283.jpg#asset:165943The Rutherford Clinic (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture specialist centre) – Wellington
The Rutherford Clinic is a purpose-built endoscopy suite developed and operated by Southern Cross Healthcare in partnership with a group of highly experienced endoscopists. The modern endoscopy suite includes two operating theatres and employs around 20 people, including high calibre nursing staff. This modern, dedicated facility offers a full range of procedures, such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy, to Lower Hutt, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast communities. Find out more >
Southern Cross Specialist Centre exteriorSouthern Cross Specialist Centre - Wellington
This multidisciplinary centre was originally opened in 1998. It features consulting rooms and day procedure facilities for use by medical specialists and adjoins our private surgical hospital, with convenient parking. Find out more >
Southern-Endoscopy-exterior-304-x-283.jpg#asset:165944Southern Endoscopy Centre (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture specialist centre) – Christchurch
Southern Endoscopy Centre is a joint venture partnership between Southern Cross Healthcare and a leading group of Christchurch endoscopists. A large purpose-built centre equipped with the latest technology offers diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures. Patients can access a wide range of services, including anaesthetic support, backed by the resources available on a large surgical hospital campus. Find out more >
SCH-009092-sml.jpg#asset:165976Through our joint venture partners, Southern Cross Healthcare provides community based rehabilitation and physiotherapy to get patients back doing the things they need and want to do. Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture partners offer nationwide coverage with comprehensive rehabilitation and physiotherapy services, multidisciplinary experts, and plans tailored to the needs of each individual client. Find out more >
Southern Cross Healthcare provides a nationwide one-stop-shop for tailored, outcomes-focused workplace health and wellness programmes through our joint venture partners. More than health at work, our services and approach support people to look after their overall physical and mental wellbeing. We believe that healthier bodies and minds lead to healthier organisations. Find out more >