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Capital and Coast District Health Board is one of 21 District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand. We serve a population of about 270,000 residents and provide some specialist services for a regional population of about 900,000 people.

We deliver community, primary, secondary and tertiary health services.

The DHB has two distinct roles:

  • The Directorate of Planning and Funding Service (P&F) is responsible for assessing the health needs of the people of the district, and contracting the most appropriate services to meet those needs.
  • The Hospital and Health Services (HHS) is responsible for providing secondary services via the hospital and community out reach programmes.

C&C DHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Hospital and Kenepuru Community Hospital (Porirua), as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. There are also a number of community bases.

The DHB’s main population base is from Wellington City and its suburbs, the Porirua Basin, and the Kapiti Coast including Waikanae. We have about 3,500 full time staff, which makes C&C DHB a major employer in the Wellington region.

Specialist tertiary-level care is provided to patients from the lower North Island and upper South Island. These tertiary services include cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, renal medicine and transplants, genetics, oncology, paediatric surgery, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics, endocrinology, orthopaedics and urology, and specialised forensic services.

In addition to hospital-based services, multi-disciplinary services are provided in the community. These include general and specialist district nursing, specialist multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, physiotherapy, dietetics, social work and home support services. Mental health, alcohol and drug services are also provided in the community.