Auckland District Health Board plays a unique national and regional role as a centre of excellence providing health and wellbeing services to 545,000 who live in our district as well as offering 19 national specialist healthcare services to all of New Zealanders, which includes transplants, high risk obstetrics and some paediatric services.
We have an international reputation and are renowned academically as New Zealand’s largest teaching hospital. We hold an alliance with the University of Auckland and its Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences in the form of the Auckland Academic Health Alliance. This patient-centred partnership has the purpose of speeding up the translation of research ‘from the bench to the bedside’, aiding the development of our health workforce, informing research strategy and stimulating clinical teaching to ensure scientific breakthroughs and advances in medical care reach patients faster, giving our passionate clinicians the opportunity to be at the forefront of driving advancements in their chosen fields.
We have three major facilities Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Hospital and Greenlane Clinical Centre. Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand’s largest public hospital as well as the largest clinical research facility (with over 1000+projects at any given time), playing a key role in advancing national and international research.
We have approximately one million patient contacts each year, including hospital and outpatient services. But, Auckland DHB is more than hospitals with our principal purpose being to maxmise the health and wellbeing of our people, with 93% of our population reporting good, very good or excellent health. Life expectancy is a good overall measure of population health status and we have one of the highest life expectancies of any DHB in the country at 82.9 years. Life expectancy for our Māori population has increased by nearly five years over the last decade.
We are the fourth largest, and one of the fastest growing DHBs in the country, expecting more than 98,000 extra people by 2025.