Capital & Coast District Health Board
Private Bag 7902
- Telephone number
- + 64 4 385-599
Capital & Coast District Health Board (C&C DHB) is the leading provider of specialist health services in the central region of New Zealand. They deliver health services from Wellington, Kenepuru, and Paraparaumu, as well as from various community bases.
Capital & Coast District Health Board - our role
Capital & Coast District Health Board has two distinct roles. Its 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. Its 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 and Kenepuru and as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. There are also a number of community bases.
The organisation serves about 250,000 people living in Wellington City and its suburbs, the Porirua Basin, and the Kapiti Coast including Waikanae. With about 3,200 full time staff and an annual payroll of more than $190 million, C&C DHB is also a major employer in the Wellington region.
Specialist tertiary-level care is provided to patients from the lower North Island and upper South Island, a population of about 900,000. 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.
Services and Structure
Capital & Coast District Health Board's medical, surgical, mental health, community and clinical support services are managed and delivered as 16 clinical practice areas, organised into five groups.
Each clinical practice area is headed by a Clinical Leader, most of whom are practising senior health professionals.
Additional support is provided by a core of corporate services, including the Director of Nursing, Maori Health, Communications, Human Resources, Finance, Information Services and Operations.
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.
Highly skilled staff are crucial to C&C DHB's ability to provide high quality health services.
This importance is reflected in the close relationship C&C DHB shares with the University of Otago's Wellington School of Medicine, adjacent to Wellington Hospital. Specialist medical staff are employed jointly by the university and C&C DHB, ensuring a high quality education and training environment.
C&C DHB also maintains close links with polytechnics and other tertiary institutions for student training of nurses, midwives, post graduate mental health nurses, medical radiation technologists, dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists.
This professional model will improve patient care, help achieve best practice within constrained resources, and assist with attracting and recruiting skilled staff in areas that are in short supply world-wide.
Research is supported by C&C DHB, and is subject to assessment and scrutiny by an independent ethics committee.
Capital & Coast District Health Board presently has no vacancies listed in our database.