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

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

Working with health agencies

Working with health agencies

New Zealand health agencies we work with

We work with a range of health providers and government agencies to share information and ensure we are applying best practice in all that we do.

Working together with others means we can develop and test new safety strategies in close collaboration with like-minded organisations. In the longer term, it provides us with an opportunity to positively contribute to New Zealand health sector reforms.

This helps us to continually improve the safety and quality of the patient experience in Southern Cross hospitals.

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

ACC provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all residents and visitors to New Zealand. ACC is establishing programmes to improve quality and safety to reduce harm.

Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ)

HiNZ enables its members, which are drawn from diverse professions, to collaborate on the use of health data and information technology to develop better health outcomes. Together, we use our access to the HiNZ platform to inform our decision making and problem solving processes, with the objective of delivering the most appropriate care to our patients.

Health Quality Safety Commission (HQSC)

The HQSC works with clinicians, healthcare providers and consumers to improve health and disability support services. It offers programmes to improve quality and safety, and to reduce patient harm.

Manatū Hauora / Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is now focused on policy, strategy and regulation while Te Whatu Ora, will take over the planning and commissioning of services and the functions of the existing 20 District Health Boards to remove duplication and provide true national planning.

New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA)

Every Southern Cross hospital belongs to NZPSHA, which promotes excellence in healthcare in the private surgical hospital sector in New Zealand.

Te Whatu Ora / Health New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora is responsible for improving services and outcomes across the health system. Working in partnership with Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority (above). Te Whatu Ora is developing an interim New Zealand Health Plan – a blueprint for what the health system will deliver in the future.

Additionally, Southern Cross Healthcare is represented on a number of national committees and advisory groups, and maintains relationships with medical and nursing registration agencies, colleges, and healthcare education providers and associations.