Auckland District Health Board – (ADHB)        

Auckland DHB have three major facilities: Auckland City Hospital in Grafton, Greenlane Clinical Centre and the Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre in Pt. Chevalier.  Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand’s largest public hospital as well as the largest clinical research facility. There are approximately one million patient contacts each year, including local hospital and outpatient services.

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Locally they provide emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, community health and mental health services. More than half the work done within Auckland DHB hospitals is for people who live outside Auckland city. Some specialist services are provided for people in the Northern, Midland and Central regions. These include: organ transplant (heart, lung and liver), specialist paediatric services, epilepsy surgery and high-risk obstetrics. Auckland City Hospital has the largest elective surgery delivery system in New Zealand with 22,000 elective discharges, approximately 52 per cent of which are for other DHB populations.

  • Auckland City Hospital – Acute medical and surgical services including: children and young people’s services, women’s health, surgical services, cardiothoracic, clinical support, medical services, laboratory and radiology.
  • Greenlane Clinical Centre – Community, ambulatory and mental health services including: rheumatology, pain services, sexual health, diabetes management, dermatology, oral health, immunology, audiology, allied health, and mental health.

They have approximately 10,000 staff employed in providing health and medical services which equates to a little over 8,000 full-time equivalent positions (FTE) and they manage a budget of approximately one billion dollars. Auckland DHB is the largest trainer of doctors in New Zealand, with approximately 1,477 medical staff.

There are more than 464,000 people living in the Auckland DHB district, and this number is predicted to grow by almost a fifth (86,000 more people) by 2026.


New Zealand’s biggest and most populated city enjoys a waterside location and two stunning harbours that give Auckland the nickname “City of Sails”. Now officially known as the Big Little City, Auckland has a fantastic lifestyle to offer residents and tourists alike.

Over 1.3 million people, or one in three New Zealanders, live in the Auckland region, and the population continues to grow steadily.  Auckland combines New Zealand’s famous natural beauty with all the infrastructure and services of a cosmopolitan modern city.

New Zealand was recently ranked as the second easiest place in the world to do business and the best place in the world to start a business.  Most major international companies choose to have an office in Auckland, due to the city’s importance not only in the country but also in the Asia-Pacific market.

The Big Little City is home to a culturally diverse population – which is a large part of what makes the city so rich and unique. It’s also the largest Pacific Island city in the world!

Rugby and cricket are the most popular sports in Auckland – and the same goes for the rest of New Zealand. Eden Park (which hosted the 2011 Rugby World Cup) and Mt Smart Stadium are just a two of several world class sporting venues.

Aucklanders have a never-ending list of ways to spend their leisure time. If you have a stroll along the waterfront and see the harbour filled with hundreds of yachts this clearly demonstrates one of the main passions shared by Auckland citizens.

Auckland has a fine selection of cafés, bars and restaurants and a vast range of up-market shopping areas. Go to the Parnell, Ponsonby and Newmarket suburbs for the up-market shopping or have an alternative shopping experience at the flea-markets in Otara and Avondale.

Auckland loves it art, Auckland Art Gallery is the city’s main gallery but it’s not the only one. Auckland has a large number of smaller galleries with ongoing exhibitions that ensure you never run out of things to see.

The Edge is Auckland’s premier performing arts, convention, civic and entertainment facility, comprising the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, the Civic Theatre and Aotea Square. Each of these centres stage big theatrical and musical productions.

Auckland is a short drive away from the stunning natural landscapes including the Waitakere Ranges and gorgeous West Coast beaches, such as Piha and Muriwai. This perfect combination of urban living and the great outdoors makes Auckland a wonderful place to live.

The city is also rich in interesting geological features – it is encircled by 11 extinct volcanoes! Climb to the top of Mt Eden and One Tree hill and you can enjoy superb views over the city and harbour.

Aucklanders enjoy a warm temperate climate. Summers are usually warm and humid while winters are mild and wet. The city has an average of 2060 sunshine hours per annum.