Four hubs across New Zealand support the workforce development and training of health professionals to meet local community needs and make better use of resources
The hubs – three in the North Island and one in the South Island – each cover an area that's home to about one million people (noting that Northern region is 1.6 million). The hubs are a collaboration between Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ), regional shared services agencies, district health boards (DHBs), the broader health sector, education providers and professional associations.
The role of the hub is to demonstrate leadership and commitment to supporting the development of the region’s health workforce consistent with the objectives of the New Zealand Health Strategy and future healthcare needs and to strengthen local and regional health workforce to meet future needs.
The hubs cover the four DHB regions, and are led by regional directors of workforce development:
Northern | Waitemata, Auckland, Counties Manukau and Northland
Regional Director – Cecilia Lynch: Cecilia.Lynch@nra.health.nz
Midland | Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairawhiti, Taranaki, and Waikato
Regional Director – Ruth Ross: Ruth.Ross@healthshare.co.nz
Central | Whanganui, Hawke’s Bay, MidCentral, Wairarapa, Capital & Coast, and Hutt Valley
Regional Director – Bridget Smith: Bridget_Smith@centraltas.co.nz
Website: Central Region Workforce Development
South Island | Southern, Canterbury, South Canterbury, West Coast and Nelson Marlborough
Regional Director – Kate Rawlings: firstname.lastname@example.org