District Health Board Links
Auckland DHB. Our vision is one of a healthy population within the communities we are accountable for, who have access to quality healthcare when they need it.
Bay of Plenty DHB serves a population of 200,000 on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, taking in the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki.
Canterbury DHB is a Christchurch based hospital and healthcare provider for the Canterbury region of New Zealand.
Capital & Coast DHB funds and provides health services in the lower part of the North Island. C&C DHB operates Wellington Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and the Kapiti Health Centre, in addition to contracting hundreds of services from community-based health professionals.
Counties Manukau DHB is responsible for the funding of health and disability services and for the provision of hospital and related services for the people of Counties Manukau (Manukau City, and Franklin and Papakura Districts.)
Hawke's Bay DHB serves a population of around 155,600 people living in a geographically large region encompassing the Wairoa, Central Hawke's Bay, Napier and Hastings districts, and the Chatham Islands to the east. Hawke's Bay DHB employs around 2500 people and is the primary funder, planner and a key provider of health and disability services to this population
Hutt Valley DHB serves a population of around 140,000 people in the Hutt Valley, on the northern shores of Wellington Harbour and a short drive from the centre of New Zealand's Capital City, Wellington. Regional services managed from the DHB include Public health, Breast-screening, Rheumatology, Maxillo-facila/Plastic surgery and Burns, and School dental services.
Lakes DHB has hospitals at Rotorua and Taupo. The Lakes DHB is responsible for ongoing health and disability needs assessment of its population, and for planning health service delivery.
MidCentral DHB funds and provides a range of health and disability services to around 160,000 people living in MidCentral's district (Palmerston North, Manawatu, Tararua, Horowhenua and Otaki of the central North Island of New Zealand). The DHB is responsible for "improving, promoting and protecting" their health and the health of the communities in which they live.
Nelson Marlborough DHB is the predominant provider of publicly funded health services in Nelson and Marlborough. The division provides an extensive range of services and manages patient facilities that extend across the top of the South Island.
Northland DHB is responsible for providing, or funding the provision of, health and disability services for the people of Northland, the district health board covers a large geographical area from Te Hana in the south to Cape Reinga in the north. It serves a projected population for 2010 of 157,420 and employs around 2,628 staff.
South Canterbury DHB serves about 55,000 people. South Canterbury includes the main centre of Timaru, located approximately halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin on the South Island's east coast, and a number of towns and smaller rural settlements.
Southern DHB as a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 286,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.
Tairawhiti DHB - Tairawhiti District Health Board covers the area from beyond Hicks Bay in the north to the Wharerata ranges in the south.
Taranaki DHB is responsible for the provision and funding of health and disability services in the region. The board governs all Taranaki public hospitals, community services, including district nursing, health education and public health, such as health promotion and protection.
Waikato DHB Our vision is to improve the health, independence and quality of life for the communities it serves by addressing the needs of the population and reducing health disparities. Waikato DHB serves a population of 363,400 in a district covering almost eight per cent of New Zealand, and is the tertiary provider of hospital and health services for the Midland region population of 860,000 at its Waiora Waikato campus in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Wairarapa DHB covers the area from Cape Palliser in the south to Mount Bruce in the north. It serves a largely rural population of about 40,000, and has innovative models of integrated care, particularly in mental health and primary health. Wairarapa DHB works closely with the DHBs in the central north island region, as close co-operation ensures the region is well served for secondary health services.
Waitemata DHB serves the largest DHB population in the country - more than 525,000 people. It serves residents of Auckland City in the North Shore, Waitakere and Rodney districts. Waitemata DHB operates North Shore Hospital in Takapuna, and Waitakere Hospital in Henderson.
West Coast DHB covers the area from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. The West Coast is New Zealand's most sparsely populated, isolated and most rural district, creating special challenges for the provision of health services.
Whanganui DHB - is responsible for for the health and care of it's local communities by improving, promoting and protecting individuals health. Whanganui District Health Board covers the region from Ohakune, Taihape, Raetihi, Pipiriki, to Marton, Bulls and Jerusalem on the upper Wanganui River.