Hutt Valley DHB
Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) was formed in 2001 and is one of 20 district health boards in New Zealand. We are a government-funded organisation and are responsible for planning, funding and providing health care and disability support services for over 140,000 people who live in the Hutt Valley.
We provide medical and surgical hospital services, specialist services (such as plastic surgery and rheumatology) alongside primary and community-based healthcare. Our main facility at Hutt Hospital in Lower Hutt has 270 beds.
Our current annual budget is approximately $421 million, of which roughly half is spent on hospital and mental health services. The other half funds a range of community health providers.
Over 2,200 people are employed by the Hutt Valley DHB. Most work at Hutt Hospital or for our community and regional health services.
A board with 11 members is responsible for overall governance of Hutt Valley DHB and is accountable to the Minister of Health.