Community engagement and consultation helps the DHB ensure its proposed policy, funding and service changes will improve, promote and protect the health of the people of Auckland and beyond. 

We have a number of ongoing initiatives that allow you to get involved; to talk with us and other people in our wider community about how we can improve health outcomes and the services we deliver.

Join our Reo Ora Health Voice community forum

Share your thoughts and experiences on our health service through our confidential surveys and online discussions. 

How it works

  1. Answer a few simple questions about yourself(external link) - it’s that simple to get involved. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  2. Choose the topics that interest you and have your say in surveys and discussions about these areas. Your feedback will be confidential. You can download a copy of the Reo Ora Privacy Statement here. [PDF, 315 KB]
  3. View the results and findings afterwards. See what changes are happening thanks to your and others’ participation.
  4. Read more about Reo Ora in our Frequently Asked Questions page. [PDF, 320 KB]


Current opportunities to participate

We are currently seeking participation for the following surveys. You can expand each of the sections below to learn more about each.

Find out more about past opportunities to participate as well as how your feedback has helped to drive change here.

  • Whānau room re-design Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Auckland DHB has over 40 whānau rooms in our adult inpatient wards, these are spaces that recognize and enable the important role friends and family play in supporting the health, well-being and recovery of our patients.

    Unfortunately not all of these whānau spaces are as welcoming as we would like them to be, so we are working hard with a design team to revitalize the rooms. In light of this, we would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on what is important to you when supporting a family member at the hospital.

    Share your feedback online

    This survey will take around 2-5 minutes, and we are grateful for your time.

    Share your feedback in person

    If you would prefer to share your feedback in person, we will be at the Ellen Melville center (2 Freyberg Pl, Auckland, 1000) from 9:45am to 12:45 pm on Tuesday 19 March.

  • End of life care provision survey (VOICES) Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    VOICES is an online survey that we are conducting in order to improve care for people who are dying and for their whanau, family, and friends. The survey is intended for those people with a relative who has recently died whether suddenly, after a short illness, or after a long illness.

    If you are interested in sharing your experience with us, you can find out more and complete our online VOICES survey here.