A focus on people, quality and value


What makes us different

We focus on people, not profits. That’s because we’re owned by a charitable trust - not investors or offshore owners. We were created and, to this day, exist for the benefit of all New Zealanders and our aim is to provide affordable private healthcare to people like you.

Unlike some other private hospitals, we are able to invest any surplus funds that we make at the end of each financial year straight back into funding improvements and upgrades to our hospitals, development of our people and quality and safety initiatives. In any case, any additional funds we generate ultimately benefit you, our patients.

What makes us different

What’s it like, being in our care?

We’re well known for our professional care, alongside our commitment to provide value for money private healthcare for the communities where we operate.

We’re exceptionally proud and protective of our trusted reputation. And it’s supported by recent patient satisfaction surveys that place us amongst the most highly rated organisations.

What’s it like, being in our care?

Who can access our hospital care?

Some people think that because they don’t have Southern Cross health insurance they can’t have surgery with us. That’s not true.

Southern Cross Health Society members may access streamlined approval and payment systems, but it’s not an exclusive thing. Most people covered by health insurance, or ACC, or who are happy to pay treatment fees, can have their operation at a Southern Cross hospital.

Often, your doctor will suggest a specialist and hospital for your treatment. It’s at this point that you can establish if a Southern Cross hospital offers the appropriate surgical procedure that’s judged right for you. If you don’t have health insurance, you could ask us about the cost, and you may be surprised by the response. Some surgeries that can improve the way people live may cost about as much a new flat screen TV!  For example, this may include your child’s grommet operation or an endoscopy procedure.

Who can access our hospital care?

Where can you find our facilities?

There’s a Southern Cross hospital or partner hospital accessible in most parts of the country.
To find out more about our network, click here...

Special treatment

You can read more about the benefits of being treated at a Southern Cross hospital. Check out some of our 2016-2017 campaign material…