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Waikato DHB

The Waikato DHB provides public healthcare services for the extended Waikato region. The DHB is part of the National Health Board and is funded by the Ministry of Health. The annual healthcare budget for Waikato exceeds 1.1 billion.

Waikato District Health Board

The health board employs over 6,000 staff in the region. The Waikato District Health Board runs the Waikato Hospital which is the major hospital facility in the central North Island. The DHB also manages disability services, local health clinics, birthing facilities and services like Radiology. There are also several Private Healthcare facilites not run by the DHB which can be found on our Hamilton Hospital page.

waikato dhb hospital photo

Waikato DHB Vacancies

With over 6,000 staff employed under the Waikato DHB there are always job vacancies becoming available. The Waikato Hospital itself employs around 2000 staff. There are jobs in all areas from General Practioners, to nurses, to administration staff. You can find more information on Waikato DHB jobs on the Waikato District Health Board website. Best pages are the Work with us page and the Vacancies page. You can also scroll to the bottom of this page to find out more about Hamilton city.

Waikato DHB Contact Information

You can contact the health board using the contact details below.

Phone (07) 839 4679

General Enquiries: info@waikatodhb.health.nz

Job Recruitment: recruit@waikatodhb.health.nz

Physical Address:

Waikato District Health Board
Hockin Building
Waikato Hospital Campus
Selwyn Street

Mailing Address:

Waikato District Health Board
PO Box 934
Hamilton 3240

More About the DHB

The Waikato DHB boundary includes the Hamilton urban and rural areas. The full boundary reaches from Coromandel in the North to near Mt Ruapehu in the South. East to West the area covers the width of the island from Raglan to Waihi. Health Waikato is the major provider of services to the health board.

The health board provides primary, secondary and tertiary health care. Primary healthcare covers local community services like GP’s, smaller medical clinics, counselling. It also involves programmes aimed to prevent accidents, poor health and in turn avoid hospital visits. Community health programs in schools are a big part of this.

Secondary healthcare involves specialist services like radiology, physiotherapy and most hospital aftercare and rehabilitation services. There are also dozens of independent health providers such as pharmacies and laboratories fund by the DHB.

Services Provided

In the second half of 2011 the Waikato DHB performed:

– Over 13,000 surgical operations
– Almost 4 million blood tests
– 1,978 Births
– 399,000 patient meals
– 10,000 radiography attendances

About Hamilton

If you are considering moving to Hamilton for employment in the healthcare field, you’ll discover that living in Hamilton provides lots of lifestyle opportunities, and a more relaxed pace than that of larger cities like Auckland. This website has extensive information on Hamilton and the entire Waikato region. Explore our website and you’ll see why Hamilton, New Zealand is a great place to live. www.hamiltoninfo.co.nz

Photo Courtesy: Waikato DHB