The Board is responsible to the Minister of Health for the overall performance and management of the DHB. The Board's core responsibility is to set strategic direction and policy that is consistent with Government objectives, improves health outcomes and ensures sustainable service provision. The Board also ensures compliance with legal and accountability requirements.

Leadership Team

Operational and management matters are delegated to the Chief Executive, who is supported by a Leadership Team.

The Leadership Team are responsible for providing health services from Gisborne Hospital as well in the community.

Clinical Governance 

The Clinical Board leads, develops and promotesbest clinical practice within Hauora Tairawhiti.  It is the key leadership group for clinical issues across the organisation.

The Clinical Board is also responsible for the Quality Programme within the Provider arm of Hauora Tairawhiti. The Clinical Board meets monthly. It is a multi-disciplinary committee which directly advises the Chief Executive on clinical matters.

Planning and Funding Health

The Leadership Team are responsible for the planning and funding a wide range of other health services in Tairāwhiti.

Partnerships with other agencies

Hauora Tairawhiti also has Memorandums of Understanding with Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, Te Runanga o Turanganui-a-Kiwa and the Pacific Island Community Trust. 

Hauora Tairawhiti retains strong links with DHBs in the Midland region which includes Waikato (tertiary centre), Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki.

Our partnerships with other agencies – including local councils, Police and Justice, Housing NZ and the Ministries of Education and Social Development – are vital to create social and physical environments that prevent and reduce the risks to health.

Community and Public Health

Te Puna Waiora is Hauora Tairāwhiti’s public and population health service. Staff work in cross-sector partnerships to support initiatives that focus on keeping people well.


Click here to download a PDF of Hauora Tairawhiti’s most current Organisational Structure.


Gisborne Hospital Trust

Established in 1984, the trust operates as a seperate entity to Haora Tairāwhiti. The trust makes annual grants to for equipment, education, materials eto advance health practice in Tairāwhiti.