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 Published: 25/08/2014

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Published: 25/08/2014

Who we are - Auckland DHB                                                                                                          

Auckland DHB has three major facilities: Auckland City Hospital in Grafton, Greenlane Clinical Centre and the Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre in Pt. Chevalier. Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand’s largest public hospital as well as the largest clinical research facility. There are approximately one million patient contacts each year, including local hospital and outpatient services.

Our Vision Our organisational values      Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Effectiveness   – Kia u ki te tika me te pono

A healthy local population, and quality health service across the continuum when people need it – Healthy Communities, Quality Healthcare ~ Hei Oranga Tika mo te iti me te Rahi.

Our Mission

To deliver the right care, at the right time, in the right way.

Our organisational Values:

At Auckland DHB, we want to provide the best experience for everyone in our care. We have been asking patients and staff to tell us what we can do to always be at our best. We are now reading all the information patients and staff have told us, from this we will have new shared values for our organisation later this year.

Our goals

Three goals focus our decisions and actions:

  • Lift the health of people in the Auckland DHB area.

  • Lead performance improvement.

  • Live within our means.

Sites and services

Locally we provide emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, community health and mental health services. More than half the work done within Auckland DHB hospitals is for people who live outside Auckland city. Some specialist services are provided for people in the Northern, Midland and Central regions. These include: organ transplant (heart, lung and liver), specialist paediatric services, epilepsy surgery and high-risk obstetrics. Auckland City Hospital has the largest elective surgery delivery system in New Zealand with 22,000 elective discharges, approximately 52 per cent of which are for other DHB populations.

  • Auckland City Hospital - Acute medical and surgical services including: children and young people's services, women's health, surgical services, cardiothoracic, clinical support, medical services, laboratory and radiology.

  • Greenlane Clinical Centre - Community, ambulatory and mental health services including: rheumatology, pain services, sexual health, diabetes management, dermatology, oral health, immunology, audiology, allied health, and mental health.
  • Auckland DHB other providers - Primary Health Organisations, GP services and nursing services, community-based health services, Kaupapa Māori services, Pacific health services, laboratories, community-based pharmacies, dental health services, midwives/maternity services, residential care for mental health, rest homes and palliative care.
  • Auckland Regional Public Health Service - owned by Auckland DHB but is provided for the whole region. This is funded directly by the Ministry of Health.

There are a large number of health and support providers and organisations who work in the city that are not funded by us or by other DHBs or the Ministry of Health. These groups operate on grants and voluntary efforts of their members.  They are an essential part of the wider health system.


We have approximately 10,000 staff employed in providing health and medical services which equates to a little over 8,000 full-time equivalent positions (FTE) and we manage a budget of approximately one billion dollars. Auckland DHB is the largest trainer of doctors in New Zealand, with approximately 1,477 medical staff. 


There are more than 464,000 people living in the Auckland DHB district, and this number is predicted to grow by almost a fifth (86,000 more people) by 2026. Find out more about our population.