Hospital procedures are impacted by Covid-19. Find out more here.

Hospital procedures are impacted by Covid-19. Find out more here.

Practitioner resources

Practitioner resources

Tina and Emily-Rose, Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital
Tina and Emily-Rose, Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital

We value the partnership we have with the 1000+ practitioners who are credentialled to provide services at our hospitals. Our credentialled practitioners are supported by a highly-committed workforce dedicated to making our patients’ experiences exceptional. We believe patients come first, so their care, experience, and health outcomes are at the heart of all we do.

Southern Cross Healthcare aims to advance the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. We are proud to be an integral part of the New Zealand healthcare system; working with doctors and other clinical professionals, public health services, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and insurance funders. Our not-for-profit status enables us to keep our primary goals of achieving excellent clinical care and striving to make independent healthcare more accessible at the forefront of our organisation.

In this section you can find out more about becoming credentialled to work at our hospitals, practising at our facilities, and using our innovative electronic patient records.

Operating theatre access for medical supply company technical specialists and advisors at Southern Cross hospitals

Medical supply company technical representatives and supplier representatives (‘representatives’) must complete an orientation and declaration process prior to entering any Southern Cross hospital operating theatre. This process normally takes two business days. Click here to start the process

Southern Cross Health Trust

The Southern Cross Health Trust is a Charitable Trust established almost 50 years ago with a vision to give more New Zealanders access to timely, affordable, and quality private healthcare.

The Trust delivers this vision via its key subsidiary, Southern Cross Healthcare Limited (Southern Cross Healthcare), which has a primary purpose of advancing the provision of quality healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Southern Cross Health Trust is proud to address unmet health-related needs in many meaningful ways including via the social impact initiatives listed below.

Charitable Surgery Programme

The Southern Cross Charitable Surgery Programme provides much needed surgical treatment to people who have no other means of accessing timely and affordable healthcare. Under the Programme there is no cost to the patient. The Southern Cross Health Trust funds all hospital charges and medical practitioners provide their services at no charge.

Southern Cross Healthcare credentialled medical practitioners are encouraged to refer eligible patients for the Programme via the General Manager of their local Southern Cross hospital.

Together, we can improve the lives of even more New Zealanders through the provision of quality healthcare.

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Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission (Te Tāpui Atawhai) is a charitable partner of the Trust. Part of its service to Auckland’s most vulnerable citizens is the Calder Health Centre which provides essential health support to 2,000 patients annually. The Mission’s primary health care model is nurse-led, providing medical care on-site and in the community through an outreach service. Since 2018, the Trust has supported the Calder Health Centre by contributing towards its nurses' salaries.

Supporting the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders
in more ways than ever before

people received
surgical treatment1
people received workplace
health services3
people received
physical rehabilitation4
people received mental
health support4
people received virtual
care treatments4

Southern Cross Healthcare supports the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders through surgical procedures,
physiotherapy, rehabilitation and personalised workplace health solutions.

All data is from 1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023.
1Southern Cross hospitals and Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture partner hospitals.
2Southern Cross Healthcare credentialled medical practitioners.
3Work related health services include workplace assessments, health checks, monitoring, vaccinations, rehabilitation, back to work assistance and mental health support.
These services are delivered by MedPro and Raise and our joint venture partners Active+ and TBI Health.
4Delivered by MedPro and Raise and our joint venture partners Active+ and TBI Health.