Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs
Each of the DHBs covering New Zealand are responsible for improving, promoting and protecting the health of the populations they serve.
It is the responsibility of the District Health Board to take the lead in planning, funding and providing public health services for our population, regardless of where their services are provided.
Health is constantly changing as technologies emerge, and our understanding of the determinants of health in our region improves.
You can find an in depth explanation of the function of DHBs at the Ministry of Health Website
Since October 2012 Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs now have a single Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team as we head towards our vision for the region of 'single services over several sites.' Capital & Coast DHB, based in Wellington, is the third partner in this 3DHB plan.