Midland District Health Boards
Waikato DHB serves a population of more than 360,000 people, stretching from the northern tip of Coromandel Peninsula to south of Taumaranui, and from Raglan in the west to Waihi in the east. About 40 per cent of its population lives in rural areas.
Lakes DHB is responsible for funding and providing healthcare services for the 102,000 people who live in its region. The Lakes DHB runs hospitals at Rotorua and Taupo. Other providers include primary care, private providers (dentists, pharmacists, allied health providers), Maori providers, mental health service providers and non-government organisations.
Approximately one third of the Lakes population lives in the Taupo region and two thirds live in the Rotorua region. A total of 32 per cent of the Lakes population is Maori, and the Lakes region has a small (approximately 3,600) but growing Pacific population.
Taranaki DHB serves a population of 104,280 people, or 2.8 per cent of New Zealand’s population. Between the 2001 and 2006 census, the population usually resident in the region increased by 1,266, or 1.2 per cent.
• 15.8 per cent of the population are identified as Maori (14.6 per cent nationally).
• 1.4 per cent identified as Pacific peoples (6.9 per cent nationally).
• 2.1 per cent as Asian (9.2 per cent nationally).
• 80.7 per cent as European and other (69.3 per cent nationally).
The Bay of Plenty DHB serves a population of 200,000 on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, taking in the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki. It has the second fastest population growth rate of all New Zealand’s district health boards.
Located in Gisborne, New Zealand, Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) is responsible for funding and ensuring the provision of health services for those in need of personal health and disability services. This work is done in the community and from Gisborne Hospital. In the 2006 census, Tairawhiti had a resident population of 44,499 or 1.1 per cent of the national population. With a population density of 5.3 people square kilometre it is one the North Island’s the most remote and sparely populated districts.