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Introduction

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs – Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast – and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

You can read our mission, vision and values here.

Our role and structure

CCDHB has two distinct roles:
  • Hospital and Health Services (HHS) provides secondary services via the hospital and community outreach programmes.
  • The Strategy, Innovation and Performance team's role is to assess the health needs of the people of the district and contract the most appropriate services to meet those needs.

Medical, surgical, mental health, community and clinical support services are managed and delivered as 16 clinical practice areas, organised into five groups.

Our services

CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

We also operate Te Korowai-Whāriki, a large mental health campus based at Porirua.

CCDHB provides a range of community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services.

Our partners

CCDHB has a close relationship with the University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine, adjacent to Wellington Regional Hospital. Specialist medical staff are employed jointly by the university and CCDHB, ensuring a high quality education and training environment. Also co-located with Wellington Regional Hospital is the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. Our new graduate nurses undertake postgraduate education at VUW as part of their Nurse Entry to Practice Programme. Mental health nurses in their first year of practice programme study at Whitireia New Zealand.

In addition many staff undertake postgraduate studies with our local tertiary education providers, which is important for practice development. These include Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine and Whitireia New Zealand.

CCDHB also maintains close links with polytechnics and other tertiary institutions for student training of nurses, midwives, medical radiation technologists, dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists.

 

CCDHB supports research that is subject to assessment and scrutiny by an independent ethics committee. We work with the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, which is based at our Wellington location. We also have a 14-bed Clinical Trials Unit, where patients and volunteers can participate in medical research programmes run according to robust trial protocols.

About District Health Boards

Our District Health Board (DHB) is one of 20 DHBs established under the New Zealand Health and Disability Act 2000. DHBs are required to plan and deliver services regionally, as well as in their own individual areas. DHB objectives include:
  • Improving, promoting and protecting the health of people and communities
  • Promoting the integration of health services, especially primary and secondary care services
  • Seeking the optimum arrangement for the most effective and efficient delivery of health services in order to meet local, regional, and national needs
  • Promoting effective care or support of those in need of personal health services or disability support
  • Promoting the inclusion and participation in society and the independence of people with disabilities
  • Reducing – with a view toward elimination of – health and outcome disparities for Māori and between other populations groups.

Read more about DHBs on the Ministry of Health’s website.

Last updated 8 August 2019.