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Waikato District Health Board
Hockin Building
Waikato Hospital Campus
Selwyn Street, PO Box 934
Hamilton 3240
Telephone number
(07) 839 4679

Waikato District Health Board employs more than 5500 people and plans, funds and provides hospital and health services to more than 355,000 people in a region covering eight per cent of New Zealand.

  • was established in 2001 as one of 21 district health boards across the country, to improve, promote and protect the health of people and communities, and reduce health disparities among population groups in its district
  • is governed by a board that is partly elected and partly appointed by the Minister of Health, and is responsible to the Minister of Health
    directly employs more than 5500 doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff
  • serves a population of more than 355,000 people, stretching from the northern tip of Coromandel Peninsula to south of Taumarunui, and from Raglan in the west to Waihi in the east. About 40 per cent of its population lives in rural areas
  • has its own hospitals, community services, older persons and rehabilitation service, population health service and mental health & addiction services (collectively known as its provider arm Health Waikato)
  • also funds and monitors (through contracts) a large number of other health and disability services that are delivered by independent providers such as GPs and practice nurses, rest homes, community laboratories, dentists, iwi health services, Pacific peoples’ health services, and many other non-government organisations and agencies. Of a total expenditure of NZ$890 million last financial year, 60 per cent was spent on Health Waikato services, and the rest was spent on funding services by independent providers.

Source = Waikato District Health Board web-site

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