Key Documents


Quality Account 2017-18 (PDF 6.7MB) 

Provides an overview of how our local health system works, the staff who provide our services, and the impact they have on patients and their families/whānau.


Quality Account 2016-17 (PDF 5.7MB)


Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF 9 MB)

Shows how the Whanganui District Health Board performed and provides a detailed account of how the budget was managed.


Central Region Equity Framework August 2019 (451KB)

The Central Region Equity Framework has been developed by the Central Region and was endorsed by the Central Region Chief Executives in April 2019. The Central Region is a combination of MidCentral DHB, Hawke’s Bay DHB, Whanganui DHB, Wairarapa DHB, Hutt Valley DHB and Capital and Coast DHB.


Annual Plan 2018-19  (PDF 1 MB) 

Each year the Board identifies what it will achieve over the next 12 months and documents it in its Annual Plan and Statement of Performance Expectations.


Statement of Intent Tōna Tākune 2019-22 (PDF 8.3 MB)

The Statement of Intent has been prepared in accordance with Part 4 of the Crown Entities Act 2004. It covers the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022 and provides an overview of our strategic intentions to show how we fulfil our statutory obligations over the next three years.


Maternity and Maternity Quality & Safety Programme Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF 1.74 MB) 

Ensuring the highest possible standard of maternity services and best outcomes are achieved for all mothers and their babies.


WDHB Maternity and Maternity Quality & Safety Programme 2017-18 Poster (PDF 849KB)

An easy to use visual guide detailing the main findings of Whanganui DHB's Maternity and Maternity Quality & Safety Programme Annual Report 2017-18. JPEG version available here (JPEG, 631KB)


Pro Equity Check-Up (PDF 568 KB)

As part of our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our Māori whānau /families achieving equity for Maori is the primary and most urgent equity challenge for us.A pro-equity check –up (audit) was conducted August – December 2018 to assess how well we are embedding a pro-equity approach into our work. The check– up is provides a clear-eyed view on where we are at as well as practical advice on where to focus our efforts for the most sustained impact.


Public Health Service Annual Plan 2019-20 (PDF 1MB) 

Find out how we are delivering on Government health and priority targets.

System Level Measures Plan 2018-19  (PDF 963 KB) 

The Ministry of Health has worked with the health sector to co-develop a suite of system level measures to support the whole of system view of performance described in the New Zealand Health Strategy.


Regional Services Plan 2018-19 (web link)

The purpose of the RSP is to provide debate, direction and decisions about clinical services in the central region. For more information visit 

Māori Health Profiles 2015 (PDF 1MB)

Māori Health Profiles help to create a picture of the health status of a DHB’s population at a given time. They can be used to support the Māori Health Plans for DHBs, and planning within other health organisations.

Whanganui DHB Maori Health Profiles 2015 Data Tables  
Tatau Kahukura: Maori Health Chart Book 2015, 3rd edition


Health Emergency Plan 2014-16 (PDF 956 KB)

WDHB emergency preparedness is progressive, continuously moving the organisation toward greater resilience. This plan provides a framework to guide the management of an emergency or disaster.


Sudden Death Protocol (PDF 1MB)

The Sudden Death Protocol agreement sets out the roles and expectations in the management of tupapaku (a deceased person) while providing a framework to help manage the process.


Health Needs Assessment 2015  (PDF 5 MB)

The objective of a Health Needs Assessment is to inform the community, service providers and other agencies of the health needs of the district.

centralAlliance Foundation Agreement 2013 (PFD 940KB)

The centralAlliance is a collaborative agreement between Whanganui and MidCentral District Health Boards to maximise their resources and knowledge. This agreement drives the two DHBs' efforts to develop clinically-led, collaborative health services and more effective and efficient shared support services with common objective being to achieve improved health outcomes for their DHB populations.


Huarahi Oranga: Māori Health Strategy 2007-2012  (PDF 1MB)

The purpose of the Māori Health Strategy is to guide the planning, purchasing and delivery of health services in the district to improve Māori health outcomes and reduce inequalities.


Aged Related Residential Care Agreement (PDF 1MB)

This national agreement outlines the requirements for Aged Related Residential Care.


WDHB Paid Family Carer Policy for Home-based Care (PDF 182 KB) 

Details the circumstances in which Whanganui DHB will pay an eligible family member for providing home-based care services to an eligible person.


Health of Children with Chronic Conditions in MidCentral and Whanganui (PDF 4MB)

This report is the third of a three-part series on the health of children and young people in MidCentral and Whanganui DHB regions.