The Canterbury Initiative (CI) is a clinically-led way of working which focuses on addressing and resolving the challenges that a changing population and workforce demographics will have on the delivery of health care in Canterbury.
Vision Statement – Working Together
The various elements of the health system work together, with our part being to improve the interfaces between community, primary and secondary care to ensure:
- Individuals and organisations provide effective healthcare to patients; and when issues arise between services, people or groups, these are communicated and resolved quickly and effectively
- Health care providers and administrators work with a sense of purpose
- Health care providers have confidence in what they are doing and can rely on others in the system to fulfil their obligations professionally
- Patients are empowered to care for themselves, and have access to the services and information they need with clarity and efficiency