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
Healthy communities - World-class healthcare -
Achieved together. Hei Oranga Tika, Mo Te Iti Me Te Rahi.
To improve the health of the Auckland DHB population and all New
Zealanders who access our services, through high-quality health and
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
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
and less burdened by disability. In partnership, we will help people
self-manage their care and provide better health prevention advice
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
- 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.