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About Us

 WellSouth Primary Health Network

WellSouth Primary Health Network is the local primary health organisation for Otago and Southland.

WellSouth is funded to deliver and support a wide range of programmes in primary care.   

Our main aim is to enable the people of Otago and Southland to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing, whether it's quitting smoking, managing a medical condition or working with communities to improve their health. We also support patients to enrol with general practices.

A range of programmes you can access through your General Practice. WellSouth also offers some clinical services to help General Practice provide better care for you. These services include: clinical pharmacists, counselling, dietitians, falls prevention, and long-term condition nurses.

What does a Primary Health Organisation do?

  • Organise primary health care services in Otago and Southland.

  • Support primary health care providers in the south

  • Reduce health disparity, promote equity and improve access to health care.

  • Ensure quick and easy access to primary health care, when you need it.

  • Maintain and improve the wellness of all people in Otago and Southland.

  • Promote healthy lifestyles.

  • Support access to screening and prevention services.

  • Work with other health providers to improve integrated care.

  • Measure and understand health data, so we can make better funding decisions.

About Primary Health Networks 

Our Vision - Tō Mātou Matawhānui

Better health and wellbeing for the Southern community.

Our Values - Tō Mātou Uara

  • He mana tō te whānau - Whānau-centred

  • Tōkeke - Equitable 

  • Manawa whakaute - Respectful 

  • Pono - Transparent

Annual Reports

WellSouth is a not-for-profit organisation. We hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November of each year, which the public can  attend. Our Annual Reports and are available for all members of the public. 

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2021

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2020

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2019

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2018

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2017

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2016