We serve the areas of the North Shore (North Auckland), Waitakere (West Auckland), and Rodney extending to Wellsford in the north and as far south as the Auckland Harbour Bridge, incorporating Whangaparaoa in the east and the west coast beaches of Muriwai, Piha and Karekare in the west. With more than 643,000 people, we are the largest New Zealand District Health Board by population with a diversity of communities.
In 2020/21 we were a team of more than 8,700 people.
We provide secondary hospital and community services from North Shore and Waitakere hospitals and 30 community sites throughout the district, as well as child disability, forensic psychiatric, school dental and alcohol and drug services to the wider Auckland region population of 1.4 million.
Our population is projected to increase by a third, reaching 764,000 by 2034. It will also be an older population with the number of people aged 65 years and older expected to double. Our Māori, Pacific and Asian populations will also grow. We need to plan and develop our services to meet the needs of this expanding and changing population. Our residents have the highest life-expectancy in New Zealand.
We are also a teaching facility, with a well-established and highly-respected research programme. This will be built upon with Health Campus, an exciting project to create an education and research network in the district. This will bring together universities, healthcare providers, local communities and other district health boards to support the training and development of health professionals.
But it's not all about work! Living in the Waitematā district – part of New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland – means a unique lifestyle that comes with living in a vibrant urban centre with beaches and open spaces just around every corner.
The North Shore is well known for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. You can finish work and five minutes later be walking along a golden, sandy beach.
Waitakere in the western part of Auckland is renowned for the magnificent lush Waitakere ranges, and ragged, wild beauty of its black sand beaches which are a magnet to surfers the world over.
Rodney boasts large areas of rural land that house a number of boutique wineries and orchards, but also encompasses the well-established and sought-after Hibiscus Coast with its family-friendly beaches, the largest marina in the southern hemisphere and an outstanding golf course.