Southern Cross Healthcare - caring
for more New Zealanders
Southern Cross Healthcare, previously known as Southern Cross Hospitals, is the largest private healthcare network in New Zealand.
In the 2022 financial year, we provided elective surgery to over 80,000 patients at our wholly owned and joint venture hospitals.
In addition, our joint venture partnerships in rehabilitation, physiotherapy, mental health and workplace health services further support the health outcomes of New Zealanders.
Southern Cross Healthcare provides services to insurance-funded, ACC, Te Whatu Ora and self-paying patients.
Southern Cross Healthcare is extremely proud to be an integral part of New Zealand’s wider healthcare system.
As a for-purpose organisation within a charitable trust, our profits are reinvested to fulfil our purpose of supporting the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.
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.
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.
What Southern Cross brings to the community
Southern Cross Healthcare is part of the Southern Cross group of businesses with the combined purpose of supporting New Zealanders to live their healthiest lives. Through healthcare delivery, health insurance, travel insurance, life insurance and pet insurance we’re here to advance health and wellbeing.
Our Community Impact Report gives us the opportunity to look back at how we supported Aotearoa in 2022. Read the Southern Cross 2022 Community Impact Report here.
The Southern Cross Healthcare 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.
Our history and heritage
The history of Southern Cross Healthcare spans more than 40 years. Our origins in the 1960’s were driven by the need for private hospitals following the introduction of health insurance in New Zealand. In 2020 we changed our name from Southern Cross Hospitals to Southern Cross Healthcare to reflect our broader scope of services we now provide to support the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.