Southern DHB

Find out about Southern DHB – where to find a GP and other health services, how Southern is performing against national health targets, and more.

Southern map.

Southern DHB is based in Dunedin, and covers the bottom of the South Island, including Fiordland, Queenstown, Oamaru and Invercargill.

It has a population of 344,900 people (2020/21 projection). Read more about Southern’s population.

Southern DHB received $1,027.7 million in funding in 2020/21.*

Funding increases as a result of growth over the last 3 years were as follows:

  • $79.6 million in 2020/21
  • $38.5 million in 2019/20
  • $31.9 million in 2018/19.
Funding growth
  Southern increase National increase
2020/21 8.39% 6.94%
2019/20 4.34% 4.32%
2018/19 3.79% 4.34%

*This only includes devolved funding from the Ministry. Visit Funding for more information.

DHB annual planning

Every year the DHB develops, updates and publishes on their website (see link below) a number of key annual planning documents such as their Annual Plan and Regional Service Plan.

Southern DHB contact details
Postal address Private Bag 1921
Dunedin 9054
Street address Dunedin Hospital
201 Great King St
Phone (03) 474 0999
Fax (03) 474 7025
Email [email protected]

Update on status of national health targets

Work is underway to develop a new set of performance measures. While this work is in progress, we will only provide the raw health targets data. We will not develop separate reports or infographics, or present data by primary health organisation. See How is my DHB performing? for the latest data.

For more information on the development of new measures, see the Health targets page.

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