Auckand DHB Values

Kia kotahi te oranga mo te iti me te rahi o te hāpori.

Healthy communities | World-class healthcare | Achieved together

Te Toka Tumai | Auckland District Health Board

Te Toka Tumai is our proud and stable foundation. It refers to the rock that stands firm the Waitemata harbour of Tamaki Makaurau. Te Toka Tumai reminds us that the health system needs to be a solid whole, where all the activities across the continuum of health are joined. 

Auckland DHB is the Government’s funder and provider of health services to the 494,000 residents living in the Auckland district. We are the fourth largest and one of the fastest growing DHBs in the country.

Auckland has a similar deprivation profile to New Zealand as a whole. Almost one in five of our population live in the areas of the two lowest deciles and 23% in areas of the two wealthiest deciles.

More than 11,000 people are employed by Auckland DHB.

The DHB is responsible for the health of the population who live within the district. We provide a range of services ourselves as well as funding other services outside of our own facilities, including primary care and other community based providers. We also work with a number of other organisations, such as Auckland Council, to improve outcomes for our population.

The performance measures we monitor reflect those we directly deliver on as an organisation, those that we fund other organisations to deliver and some that more broadly reflect the health of our population that we and others contribute to. As an organisation, Auckland DHB provides hospital and community services from multiple sites including Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and the Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre.

We provide community child and adolescent health and disability services, community mental health services and district nursing. We are the northern region’s provider of some specialist tertiary services e.g. cardiac surgery and radiation oncology services. We also provide specialist services not available within other DHBs including organ transplant services, specialist paediatric services, epilepsy services and high risk obstetrics.


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 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 patient 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.