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Waitemata District Health Board

  SBC Strategic Partner Member

Waitemata District Health Board employs over 6,800 full and part time permanent staff (excluding casual and external agency staff) in more than 30 different locations and manage a budget of more than $1.4 billion a year, serving residents of Rodney, the North Shore and Waitakere.

Our population is relatively affluent with the third highest proportion of least deprived (deciles one and two) people and the second lowest proportion of highly deprived (decile 10) people of any DHB. People who live in our district have the highest life expectancy in New Zealand. We also have the highest life expectancy for Māori in the North Island.

Our district is a diverse one, made up of 20% Asian (mostly Chinese, Indian and Korean), 10% New Zealand Māori, 7% Pacific peoples with around 63% European and Other ethnicities. 20% of our overall population and 35% of our Māori population are under 15 years of age, 13% of the population are over 65 years, with around 2% over 85 years old.

Waitemata DHB operates North Shore Hospital, on the shores of Lake Pupuke in Takapuna and Waitakere Hospital in West Auckland and is also a national, regional and local provider of services. Nationally we manage the Slark Hyperbaric Medical Service. Regionally we also provide a range of services, including child rehabilitation and respite at Takapuna's Wilson Centre and forensic psychiatric services at the Mason Clinic in Point Chevalier, Community Alcohol and Drug Services and school dental services. Locally we provide emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, community health and mental health services.