Whanganui DHB

Our vision is to provide 'Better health and independence' with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'.

We foster an environment that places the patient and their family at the centre of everthing we do.

The Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) serves a population of 62,210 (Census 2006, Statistics New Zealand) who live in the Whanganui and Rangitikei Territorial Authority areas, as well as the Ruapehu Territorial Authority area wards of Waimarino and Waiouru – known as South Ruapehu.
Our district covers a total land area of 9742 square kilometres, much of which is sparsely populated.  The terrain is mountainous with two major centres - Whanganui city with a population of 39,990 and Marton with a population of 4680.  The major centres are supported by five smaller towns with a population less than 2000 - Waiouru 1380, Taihape 1790, Bulls 1660, Ohakune 1100 and Raetihi 1040. (Census 2006, Statistics New Zealand).

Recognised as a top-performing district health board (DHB), we offer a modern hospital with forward-thinking clinical and non-clinical staff who are justifiably proud of Whanganui DHB’s achievements.
Our ongoing success in achieving high scores for the six health targets set by New Zealand’s Minister of Health is particularly pleasing.

We are commited to Whanganui DHB’s patient safety and quality initiatives and we take the safety of our patients and the quality of care we deliver very seriously. Feedback from our patients is always welcome.

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