Hutt Valley District Health Board (HVDHB) is one of 20 DHBs in New Zealand responsible for providing or funding the provision of health services in their district.
DHBs must work to improve, promote and protect the health of the people living in the areas they cover and take the lead in planning, funding and providing public health services for them, regardless of where their services are provided.
Disability support services and some health services are funded and purchased nationally by the Ministry of Health.You can more of an explanation of the function of DHBs at the Ministry of Health Website.
Hutt Valley District Health Board has an executive leadership team and is governed by a board of members. It was founded in 2001 and employs around 2,400 staff with many based at Hutt Hospital's campus.