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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Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is seeking applications from a suitably qualified, competent and experienced consultant who is registered, or able to register, with the Medical Council of New Zealand, preferably including FACEM or equivalent status. The successful consultant will join our fun, dynamic and progressive team of professionals already working in Whanganui Hospital's Emergency Department, located on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.     We have approximately 20,000 presentations each year (including paediatrics) and an admission rate of around 30 percent. The department is well equipped, with a 5-bed short stay ward and we perform a range of ED-based procedures including manipulations and cardioversions under sedation.   Whanganui Hospital has a wide range of services with general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dental and psychiatry included. Our Critical Care Unit caters for the majority of our intubated patients, with further support and other specialties provided by Palmerston North Hospital and tertiary care at Wellington Hospital. With everything 'at the backdoor', your move to Whanganui will allow you to experience our special connection to the outdoors. It's easy getting to the mountain to ski or tramp, to the lake or sea to fish or boat, or getting to the beach for a surf or quiet walk. Whanganui boasts an exciting arts community and facilities, a mix of local and travelling music talent, educational and sporting facilities for all ages, historical buildings and culture and all only a two-and-half hour drive (45 minute scenic flight) to our capital city, Wellington.    Whatever your interests, Whanganui can offer the best of both worlds - the perfect work opportunity, and lifestyle to match. For more information please contact  Anita Roberts Medical Advisor - Senior Medical Officer Recruitment  e-mail  [email protected] .
Whanganui DHB Whanganui, New Zealand Full time