Whanganui DHB

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

Whanganui map

Whanganui DHB is based in Whanganui, and covers an area including Waiouru, Taihape and Bulls.

It has a population of 68,395 people (2020/21 projection). Read more about Whanganui’s population.

Whanganui DHB received $261.1 million in funding in 2020/21.*

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

  • $20.8 million in 2020/21
  • $6.6 million in 2019/20
  • $7.1 million in 2018/19.
Funding growth
  Whanganui increase National increase
2020/21 8.67% 6.94%
2019/20 2.92% 4.32%
2018/19 3.24% 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.

Whanganui DHB contact details
Postal address Private Bag 3003
Whanganui 4540
Street address 100 Heads Road
Whanganui 4501
Phone (06) 348 3216
Fax (06) 348 3009
Website http://www.wdhb.org.nz

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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