Waikato DHB

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

waikato mapWaikato DHB is based in Hamilton, and covers an area from the Coromandel in the north down to near Mt Ruapehu in the south.

It has a population of 435,690 people (2020/21 projection). Read more about Waikato’s population.

Waikato DHB received $1,402.5 million in funding in 2020/21.*

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

  • $113.5 million in 2020/21
  • $50.6 million in 2019/20
  • $49.8 million in 2018/19.
Funding growth
  Waikato increase National increase
2020/21 8.81% 6.94%
2019/20 4.18% 4.32%
2018/19 4.35% 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.

Waikato DHB contact details
Postal address Private Bag 3200
Hamilton 3240
Street address Waikato Hospital
Pembroke Street
Phone (07) 839 8899
Fax (07) 839 8680
Email [email protected]
Website www.waikatodhb.health.nz
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/waikatodhb

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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