Southern Future

Southern Future

Southern Future - final values & resources

During our Southern Future work in recent months, more than 3,500 patients, whanau and colleagues developed a set of values and behaviours. We are now pleased to share the final version with you, please click here  to access the values and behaviours document.

These values and behaviours apply to us all, at all levels and in all roles, in how we behave every day with colleagues, patients, whānau and other organisations. They are a vision for the great patient and staff experience we all aspire to, a start point for conversations about how we work together, so we can appreciate what matters most to people, and support colleagues when they may be struggling to be consistently at their best. It's up to us! 

If you know of great examples of people living the values at Southern DHB, please let the communications team know by emailing:

If you have any other questions about the values or the Southern Future work, you are welcome to contact Mel Green ( or Jane Wilson ( 

Below are resources for provider organisations to utilise: