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 Published: 11/05/2015

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Published: 11/05/2015

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

Healthy communities - World-class healthcare - Achieved together

Kia kotahi te Oranga mo te iti me te Rahi o Te Ao

Our values

Welcome  Haere Mai  - We see you, we welcome you as a person

Respect  Manaaki We respect, nurture and care for each other

Together  Tuhono We are a high performing team

Aim High  Angamua - We aspire to excellence and the safest care

Our purpose

To improve the health of the Auckland DHB population and all New Zealanders who access our services, through high-quality health and disability services.

Our strategic priorities

People, patients and whānau at the centre Values and equity underpin everything we do Guarantee quality and safety Get the best outcomes from our resources Hold people, systems and structures to account. Our values We have been working with staff, patients and families to help define our refreshed values. We have listened to what people told us and will revealing our shared values soon. To find out about our journey so far

Our key result areas

  • Patient safety - Patient safety is our number one priority and everyone's responsibility. Our aim is to eliminate avoidable harm to ensure that all our patients experience the safest possible care.

  • Better quality and experience of care - Every contact with our patients will be as good as it can be. Our aim is to provide effective, accessible and patient-centred care that delivers excellent integrated clinical care and experience.

  • Improved health status - Our community living healthier lives. In partnership, we will help people self-manage their care and provide better health prevention advice and support.

  • Economic sustainability - Finding innovative ways to deliver healthcare more efficiently. So we can continue to provide high-quality care to our patients and community into the future.

  • Healthy and engaged workforce - Staff are listened to, have the skills and knowledge to do their jobs and are supported to be well and healthy.

New Zealand triple aim

  • Improved health and equity for all populations.

  • Improved quality, safety and experience of care.

  • Best value for public health system resources.

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.