Our kaimahi have an international reputation in the health industry. We provide worldclass healthcare to our community as well as offering 19 specialist services treating patients from across New Zealand. We are renowned academically as New Zealand’s largest teaching hospital and hold an alliance with the University of Auckland and its Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Our Executive Leadership Team, headed by Chief Executive Ailsa Claire, is responsible for all operational issues at Auckland DHB.
Our board is responsible for setting Auckland DHB-wide policy and strategy and evaluating progress. This includes funding health and disability support services, reducing health disparities, and improving health outcomes for Māori. The board also has a responsibility for planning across a range of health and non-health sectors in order to influence the broader determinants of health.
Our local heroes go above and beyond for patients, their whānau members or their colleagues.
As an employer, we are aiming to make it easy for our people to do their life’s best work with us. We promise our people:
The Auckland DHB People Strategy [PDF, 1.1 MB] outlines our goals and ambitions, and the steps we’re taking to ensure we are a great place to work.
At Auckland DHB we celebrate the rich diversity we have in our team and in the population we serve. Valuing and promoting inclusion is part of who we are.
When you work with us you can bring your whole self to work knowing that we welcome and support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.
As part of our commitment to being an inclusive and equal opportunity employer we have achieved the Rainbow Tick and the Accessibility Tick:
Auckland DHB has achieved Rainbow Tick accreditation for inclusivity and diversity, making it the first District Health Board in New Zealand to reach this milestone.
Being a part of the Rainbow Tick community is a way of ensuring Auckland DHB continually improves our processes, our environment and our culture, to be a great place to work for all our employees.
A Rainbow Tick is awarded to organisations that complete a Diversity & Inclusion certification process. The certification process tests whether a workplace understands, values, and welcomes sexual and gender diversity.
Having a workforce that reflects our community is important to us and it’s important to our patients. Seeing others with similar backgrounds our patients know they can be their authentic selves and that we will treat them with dignity and respect. Research shows, this results in better health outcomes for our patients, community, and whānau.
Auckland DHB was one of the first organisations in New Zealand to be awarded the Accessibility Tick — a programme helping employers be part of the solution in creating a more accessible and inclusive New Zealand for people with disabilities. By signing up to the Accessibility Tick we have made a commitment and have a plan to continue to get accessibility right. To find out more visit the Accessibility Tick website().