WHO: Tairawhiti District Health
WHAT: Tairawhiti District Health TDH is a funder and provider of primary and secondary health services for the Tairawhiti district. It has around $97 million a year with which to provide health and disability services. The majority of funding is spent on delivering services through:
. 2 Primary Health Organisations
. 3 Rural Health Clinics
. Public Health Unit and Sexual Health Clinic
. Iwi health providers
. Care in people's homes
. Gisborne Hospital
TDH is governed by a Board of publicly elected and Government appointed members. The Board receives advice from three advisory committees (Community and Public Health, Hospital, and Disability Support) as well as Te Waiora o Nukutaimemeha or the Maori Caucus.
WHERE: TDH looks after people in the Tairawhiti district with a hospital in Gisborne and a smaller hospital run by Ngati Porou Hauora Primary Health Organisation in Te Puia. There are rural clinics throughout the district, which has an area that stretches from the edge of Hawkes Bay in the south, to East Cape Peninsular in the north, and Matawai in the west.
BED COUNT: 100
FAMOUS FOR: Almost half of Tairawhiti residents identify with the Maori ethnic group, the highest proportion for any region and more than three times higher than the national average of one in seven.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ONE OF THE TEAM: Flexibility, positive attitude, team player, expert in your field
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO: TDH's strategic vision is that TDH, Maori, the community and health providers will work together to elevate the wellbeing of Tairawhiti. TDH is committed to a bi-cultural approach in its delivery of health and disability services.