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
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.
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.
Three goals focus our decisions and actions:
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
- 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.
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.