About Us

Caring for more New Zealanders than ever before

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 we do 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

We are 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

Sustainability

Our 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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Our people

Care is at the heart of all we do; and as such ours is a 'people business'. Our success is driven by our people. They represent our greatest asset and arguably our most important investment in quality and service.

From our executive leadership team to our people on the ‘front line’, where healthcare and service teams have a close relationship with our patients, clients and partners, we are working to develop an inclusive, supportive and high performing organisation.

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