About Us

Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) is a Crown Entity that was established in 2001 and covers the area from beyond Hicks Bay in the north to the Wharerata ranges in the south.

Our mission is: Working together to elevate the wellbeing of Tairawhiti. Mahia nga mahi i roto i te kotahitanga kia piki ake te oranga o te Tairawhiti.

ANNUAL PLAN -     Download the latest TDH Annual Plan.

Tairawhiti District Health's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Tairawhiti health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June).  In accordance with the New Zealand Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010, it also incorporates our Statement of Intent. The Statement of Intent is our key accountability document to Parliament, which includes targets and measures of both financial and non-financial performance.  The Annual Plan also explains our strategic context and shows how our intended activity and outputs relate to our vision and the achievement of our long-term goals for improving the health of our community.

QUALITY ACCOUNT -     Download the latest TDH Quality Account. 

This Quality Account is the first of what will become an annual report to the public about the quality of the services Tairawhiti District Health provides. 


As a District Health Board, TDH funds and ensures the provision of services for those in need of personal health and disability services across all service areas, except Public Health and Disability Support Services for people under 65 years of age.

A large percentage of this work is done from the main campus on Ormond Road, where Gisborne Hospital is situated. TDH is part of the Midland region which includes four other DHBs - Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Taranaki. Find out more about the Midland region and HealthShare Ltd here.

TDH has a board and three statutory advisory committees which are responsible for the overall governance and direction of the District Health Board. They work within national frameworks set by the Government. The role of the Board is to work to improve the health outcomes and enhance the health status of the population it serves.

Primary health care services and community-based care are delivered through providers such as Primary Health Organisations, GP's, Maori health providers and disability support providers that are funded by Tairawhiti District Health.


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