District health board

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District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand are organisations established by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, responsible for ensuring the provision of health and disability services to populations within a defined geographical area.wikipedia
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Minister of Health (New Zealand)

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DHBs are governed by boards, which are partially elected (as part of the triennial local elections) and partially appointed by the Minister of Health.
The Minister of Health, formerly styled Minister of Public Health, is a minister in the government of New Zealand with responsibility for the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the District Health Boards.

Local elections in New Zealand

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DHBs are governed by boards, which are partially elected (as part of the triennial local elections) and partially appointed by the Minister of Health. Voting for public-elected DHB board members occurs through the single transferable vote system, and elections take place at the same time as local body elections.
The elections determine the membership of district, city, and regional councils, as well as the elected parts of district health boards.

2010 New Zealand local elections

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On 1 May 2010, the Otago and Southland DHBs were merged to form a new Southern DHB, with elected members coming from two constituencies, Otago and Southland, and the remainder, appointed members of the Minister of Health, with the change taking effect from the 2010 local body elections.
The 2010 New Zealand local elections were triennial elections to select local government officials and district health board members.

Auckland District Health Board

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Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) is a district health board that provides healthcare in the Auckland Region in New Zealand, mainly on the Auckland isthmus.

Canterbury District Health Board

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The Canterbury District Health Board (Canterbury DHB) is a district health board with the focus on providing healthcare to the entire Canterbury Regional area, located within the South Island of New Zealand.

North Island

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There are 20 DHBs (fifteen in the North Island and five in the South Island).
Healthcare in the North Island is provided by fifteen District Health Boards (DHBs).

New Zealand Labour Party

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District health boards were first introduced as an idea in the 1970s in the Green and White Paper suggested by the then Labour government.
Policies of the Fifth Labour Government include the KiwiSaver scheme, the Working for Families package, increasing the minimum wage 5% a year, interest-free student loans, creation of District Health Boards, the introduction of a number of tax credits, overhauling the secondary school qualifications by introducing NCEA, and the introduction of fourteen weeks’ parental leave.

Counties Manukau District Health Board

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The Counties Manukau District Health Board (CM Health) is a district health board with the focus on providing healthcare to the Counties Manukau area in southern Auckland, New Zealand.

Ministry of Health (New Zealand)

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DHBs receive public funding from the Ministry of Health on behalf of the Crown, based on a formula which takes into account the total number, age, socio-economic status and ethnic mix of their population.
District Health Boards were formed in 2001 as a subsidiary organisation of the Ministry.

Primary health organisation

DHBs provide funding to primary health organisations (PHOs).
Primary health organisations (PHOs) in New Zealand are health care providers that are funded on a capitation basis by the New Zealand Government via district health boards.

Single transferable vote

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Voting for public-elected DHB board members occurs through the single transferable vote system, and elections take place at the same time as local body elections.

Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital and Coast
The Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is a district health board with the focus on providing healthcare to Wellington City, Porirua City and the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand.

St John New Zealand

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Taranaki and Wairarapa District Health Boards maintain their own ambulance services, with St John and the Wellington Free Ambulance covering the rest of the country.
The only area where the organisation does not provide emergency ambulance services is the Greater Wellington region (specifically the areas of the Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa DHBs), where Wellington Free Ambulance is the provider.

South Island

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There are 20 DHBs (fifteen in the North Island and five in the South Island).
Healthcare in the South Island is provided by five District Health Boards (DHBs).

Christchurch

Dunedin

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From 1 July 2010, a unified primary health organisation has covered the entire new Southern DHB region with PHO centres in Alexandra, Dunedin and Invercargill with the mandate of providing PHO resources and services, replacing the previous nine PHOs.
Publicly funded primary health and hospital services are provided by the Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB).

Health Funding Authority

These RHAs were amalgamated in 1997 to form the Health Funding Authority (HFA).
The HFA was forcibly dissolved by an Act of Parliament, with its purchasing roles picked up by the Ministry of Health and the District Health Boards as part of the new Primary Care Strategy outlined in Labour's 1999 election campaign.

Hamilton, New Zealand

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Hamilton also has a two private primary maternity hospitals, which are fully funded by the Waikato District Health Board, Waterford Birth Centre and River Ridge East Birth Centre.

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is a trade union in New Zealand and represents the professional and industrial interests of just over 4000 senior salaried doctors and dentists who are mostly employed in New Zealand District Health Boards.

New Zealand

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District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand are organisations established by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, responsible for ensuring the provision of health and disability services to populations within a defined geographical area.

New Zealand National Party

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Labour subsequently lost the election to Robert Muldoon's National Party in the.

Wellington Free Ambulance

Taranaki and Wairarapa District Health Boards maintain their own ambulance services, with St John and the Wellington Free Ambulance covering the rest of the country.

Alexandra, New Zealand

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From 1 July 2010, a unified primary health organisation has covered the entire new Southern DHB region with PHO centres in Alexandra, Dunedin and Invercargill with the mandate of providing PHO resources and services, replacing the previous nine PHOs.