Nelson Marlborough District Health Board


The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (Nelson Marlborough DHB or NMDHB) is a district health board with the focus on providing healthcare to the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough districts of New Zealand.

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board
Location of the Nelson Marlborough DHB (green) in New Zealand
AbbreviationNMDHB
Formation1 January 2001; 20 years ago (2001-01-01)
FounderNew Zealand Government
Legal statusActive
PurposeDHB
ServicesHealth and disability services
Parent organization
Ministry of Health
Websitewww.nmdhb.govt.nz

History


The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, like most other district health boards, came into effect on 1 January 2001 established by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.[1]

Geographic area


The area covered by the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is defined in Schedule 1 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and based on territorial authority and ward boundaries as constituted as at 1 January 2001.[2] The area can be adjusted through an Order in Council.[3]

Governance


The initial board was fully appointed. Since the 2001 local elections, the board has been partially elected (seven members) and in addition, up to four members get appointed by the Minister of Health. The minister also appoints the chairperson and deputy-chair from the pool of eleven board members.[4]

Demographics


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
2006130,065    
2013137,010+0.75%
2018150,612+1.91%
Source: [5]

Nelson Marlborough DHB served a population of 150,612 at the time of the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 13,602 people (9.9%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 20,547 people (15.8%) since the 2006 census. There were 58,041 households. There were 74,442 males and 76,167 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.98 males per female. Of the total population, 26,817 people (17.8%) were aged up to 15 years, 23,253 (15.4%) were 15 to 29, 69,174 (45.9%) were 30 to 64, and 31,365 (20.8%) were 65 or older. Figures may not add up to the total due to rounding.[citation needed]

Ethnicities were 89.1% European/Pākehā, 10.8% Māori, 2.3% Pacific peoples, 4.6% Asian, and 2.3% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 20.0, compared with 27.1% nationally.[citation needed]

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 56.1% had no religion, 32.4% were Christian, and 3.9% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 22,503 (18.2%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 24,516 (19.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $29,900. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 58,902 (47.6%) people were employed full-time, 20,913 (16.9%) were part-time, and 3,195 (2.6%) were unemployed.[5]

Hospitals


Nelson Hospital campus

Blenheim hospital campus

Other public hospitals

Other private hospitals

Notes


  1. Rudman, Brian (13 February 2012). "Brian Rudman: Three health boards must marry and economise". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Schedule 1.
  3. Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Section 19.
  4. "District health boards". Ministry of Health. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Nelson Marlborough DHB (16).
  6. "Nelson Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  7. "New Zealand Out-of-Hospital Major Trauma Destination Policy -- South Island Area" (PDF). National Trauma Network/Te Hononga Whētuki ā-Motu. February 2017.
  8. "Mental Health Admission Unit - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  9. "Tipahi Street Mental Health - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  10. "Wairau Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  11. "Churchill Private Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  12. "Hospice Marlborough - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  13. "Alexandra Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  14. "Murchison Hospital and Health Centre - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  15. "Motueka Maternity Unit - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  16. "Manuka Street Hospital - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.
  17. "Nelson Tasman Hospice - Ministry of Health Profile". health.govt.nz. Ministry of Health.

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