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This page contains a list of Taranaki District Health Board documents, sorted alphabetically. If you are experiencing difficulties then please contact us for a paper copy.

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A Picture of Health in South Taranaki - Rapid Health Profile

PDF documentA Picture of Health in South Taranaki - Rapid Health Profile (PDF 799 KB)

Annual Plan 2011-12

PDF documentThe Annual Plan is our short term plan and shows what the Taranaki DHB is going to do over the next one to three years. (PDF 2.3 MB)


Click here to see the Letter of Agreement to new Health Target - More Heart and Diabetes Checks
(PFD 29 KB)

Note: Annual Plan's from previous years can be found under 'D' for District Annual Plan.

Annual Plan 2012 - 2013

PDF documentThe Annual Plan is our short term plan and shows what the Taranaki DHB is going to do over the next one to three years. (PDF 4.4 MB)

Annual Plan 2013 - 2014

PDF documentThe Annual Plan is our short term plan and shows what the Taranaki DHB is going to do over the next one to three years. (PDF 4 MB)

Annual Plan and Maori Health Plan (Combined) 2014 - 2015

PDF documentThe Annual Plan and Maori Health Plan incorporates the Statement of Intent, Statement of Performance Expectations, and describes the Taranaki DHB's priorities in Maori Health for 2014-15. (PDF 7 MB)

A summary of the 2014-2015 Annual Plan is available here (PDF 632 KB),

Annual Plan 2015 - 2016

PDF documentThe Annual Plan is our short term plan and shows what the Taranaki DHB is going to do over the next one to three years. (PDF 3.4 MB)

A summary of the 2015-16 Annual Plan is available here (PDF 717 KB)

Annual Plan 2016 - 2017

PDF documentThe Annual Plan is our short term plan and shows what the Taranaki DHB is going to do over the next one to three years. (PDF 4.39 MB)

Annual Report 2007-2008

PDF documentThe Annual Report reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis. (PDF 6.7 MB)

Annual Report 2008-2009

PDF documentThe Annual Report reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis.
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for the Annual Report Disclaimer. (PDF 5.3 MB)

Annual Report 2009-2010

PDF documentThe Annual Report reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis. (PDF 4.6 MB)
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for the Annual Report Disclaimer.

Annual Report 2010-2011

PDF documentThe Annual Report reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis. (PDF 3.1 MB)
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Annual Report 2011-2012

PDF documentThe Annual Report reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis. (PDF 8MB)
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Annual Report 2012-2013

PDF documentThe Annual Report reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis. (PDF 10MB)

Annual Report 2013-2014

PDF documentThe Annual Report (PDF 7MB) reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis.

Annual Report 2014-2015

PDF documentThe Annual Report (PDF 7MB) reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis.

Annual Report 2015-2016

PDF documentThe Annual Report (PDF 5.5MB) reports on progress of the Annual Plan on a yearly basis.

Bishop's Action Foundation Whanau Capacity Building

PDF documentBishop's Action Foundation Whanau Capacity Building Research, 2010. (PDF 228 KB)

Cancer Services Mapping, Workforce Stocktake and Gaps Analysis for the Taranaki Region

PDF documentCancer Services Mapping, Workforce Stocktake and Gaps Analysis for the Taranaki Region - A Consultation Report August 2007. (PDF 861 KB)

Chronic Disease Management Requirements

PDF documentChronic Disease Management Requirements Document. (PDF 412 KB)

Disability Action Plan 2012-2015

PDF documentTaranaki District Health Board’s Disability Action Plan 2012-2015 will guide Taranaki DHBs implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy. (PDF 309 KB)

District Annual Plan 2009

PDF documentThe District Annual Plan (DAP) is our short term plan and shows what the TDHB is going to do over the next one to three years. (PDF 2.1 MB)

District Annual Plan 2010

PDF documentThe District Annual Plan (DAP) is our short term plan and shows what the Taranaki DHB is going to do over the next one to three years. (PDF 1 MB)

District Strategic Plan 2005 - 2015

PDF documentThe District Strategic Plan (DSP) is a long term planning document that is reviewed every three years. This shows where the TDHB would like to be in 10 years. (PDF 2.7 MB). Click here for cover page only.

He Korowai Oranga - Refresh guide

PDF documentHe Korowai Oranga - Refresh guide (PDF 284 KB, 2014)

Health Action Plan 2017-2020

PDF documentWe are pleased to present the Taranaki Health Action Plan, which describes a 10-year vision for our local health system and how we’re going to achieve this vision. At the centre of the vision are our patients, whānau and community, who depend on our expertise, care, compassion and support. (PDF 3.9 MB)

Health Emergency Management Plan 2013 - 2016

PDF documentThe review of our over arching DHB wide Health Emergency Plan has been completed and the document updated. (PDF 679 KB)

Health Equity Framework

PDF documentHealth Equity Framework (PDF1.3 MB, 2014)

Health Literacy Framework

PDF documentHealth Literacy Framework (PDF 206 KB, 2015)

Health News - Taranaki DHB's Quality Account 2015-16

PDF documentTaranaki DHB's Quality Account document ‘Health News’ gives an account of how the DHB has been supporting and improving service provision and quality of patient care during the 2015-16 financial year. (PDF 1.4 MB)

Health Profile

PDF documentThe Health Profile presents indicators that reflect the priority areas in the Taranaki DHB’s DSP and DAP. (PDF 167 KB)

Health Targets

PDF documentHealth Targets are a set of 10 measures that will be the focus of how we ensure our health system is contributing to maintaining and improving the health of our community. (PDF 763 KB)

Healthy Eating - Healthy Action (HEHA) Plan to June 2012

PDF documentHEHA Plan to June 2012. The aims of Oranga Kai - Oranga Pumau (HEHA) are to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce obesity for New Zealanders. This plan covers the two year period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2012. (PDF 945 KB)

Healthy Food & Beverage Environments Policy

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Taranaki DHB Healthy Food and Beverage Environments Policy.

The purpose of this document is to ensure that Taranaki DHB:

  • provides an environment that supports healthy food and beverage options
  • demonstrates a commitment to the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors by providing healthy eating and beverage options, which support a balanced diet in accordance with the New Zealand Food & Nutrition Guidelines
  • acts as a role model to the community by providing and promoting healthy, and safe food beverage choices within DHB settings Caveat: The electronic version is the master copy. In the case of conflict, the electronic version prevails over any printed version
  • acknowledges the needs of different cultures, religious groups and those with special dietary needs, and will accommodate these on request, where possible and practicable.

Hoarding and Squalor Guidelines

PDF documentThese Guidelines have been developed principally for personnel who are asked to intervene in cases of hoarding leading to severe domestic squalor. The Guidelines are designed to assist front line workers of various government and non-government organisations (NGOs) to constructively intervene and improve the situation of people who are living in severe domestic squalor. Improving the efficiency, speed of action and coordination of work between relevant agencies, has the potential to improve the health and quality of life for individuals who have been living in severe domestic squalor.

These Guidelines provide front line workers with:

  • A step-by-step guide
  • Simplified procedures to assist people living in severe domestic squalor
  • Clear roles and responsibilities of agencies and service providers, to enable improved coordination and integration of services
  • Practical information regarding referrals and intervention options

These guidelines include flow charts to summarise the processes involved. Included in Appendix 8 are a series of case studies which explain the issues and current events arising in typical cases of severe domestic squalor. Download guidelines (PDF 1 MB)

Information Services Strategic Plan

PDF documentThe Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB) Information Services Strategic Plan (ISSP) 2008-2010 describes how TDHB will use information, communication and technology (ICT) to improve, promote, protect and care for the health and wellbeing of the people of Taranaki. (PDF 1.7 MB)

Maori Health Plan 2006 – 2009

PDF documentThe Maori Health Plan articulates a Taranaki response to improving Maori health in the region through an inequalities framework. (PDF 187 KB)

Maori Health Plan 2011 – 2012

PDF documentThe Maori Health Plan documents the direction for funding, planning and delivery of services in Taranaki over the next twelve months. Its primary focus is to improve Māori health status and reduce Māori health inequalities. (PDF 364 KB)

Maori Health Plan 2012-2013
Te Matakite, Taranaki DHB Maori Health Plan 2012-2013

PDF documentTe Matakite, Taranaki DHB Maori Health Plan 2012-2013 documents the direction for funding, planning and delivery of services in Taranaki over the next twelve months. Its primary focus is to improve Māori health status and reduce Māori health inequalities. (PDF 364 KB)

Click here to open the Appendix He Raranga-a-Tira (PDF 467 KB)

Maori Health Plan 2013-2014

Te Matakite, Taranaki DHB Maori Health Plan 2013-2014

PDF documentTe Matakite, Taranaki DHB Maori Health Plan 2013-2014 documents the direction for funding, planning and delivery of services in Taranaki over the next twelve months. Its primary focus is to improve Māori health status and reduce Māori health inequalities. (PDF 270 KB)

Maori Health Plan 2014-2015

This plan is combined with the District Annual plan. See District Annual Plan and Maori Health Plan.

Maori Health Plan 2015-2016

PDF documentTe Matakite, Taranaki DHB Maori Health Plan 2015-2016 documents the direction for funding, planning and delivery of services in Taranaki over the next twelve months. Its primary focus is to improve Māori health status and reduce Māori health inequalities. (PDF 1.2 MB)

Maori Health Plan 2016-2017

PDF documentTe Matakite, Taranaki DHB Maori Health Plan 2016-2017 documents the direction for funding, planning and delivery of services in Taranaki over the next twelve months. Its primary focus is to improve Māori health status and reduce Māori health inequalities. (PDF 949 KB)

Maori in the Taranaki Region - A Socio and Economic Profile 2009

PDF documentMaori in the Taranaki Region - A Socio and Economic Profile 2009 Report.The focus of this report is to provide a snapshot of the socio-economic profile of Māori in the
Taranaki region. It aligns with an earlier BERL report looking at the economic profile of Māori (PDF 2.3 MB)

Maternity Annual Report 2012-2013

PDF documentMaternity Annual Report 2012-2013 (PDF 797 KB)

Maternity Annual Report 2013-2014

PDF documentMaternity Annual Report 2013-2014 (PDF 3.4 MB)

Maternity Annual Report 2014-2015

PDF documentMaternity Annual Report 2014-2015 (PDF 3.3 MB)

Maternity Annual Report 2015-2016

PDF documentMaternity Annual Report 2015-2016 (PDF 12 MB)

Midland District Health Board Regional Service Plan 2012 - 2013

PDF documentMidland District Health Board Regional Service Plan 2012 - 2013 A vision for the future of health services in the Midland Region to provide a framework for the five Midland DHBs to continue to plan and work cooperatively. (PDF 2.5 MB)

Midland District Health Board Regional Service Plan 2013 - 2014

PDF documentMidland District Health Board Regional Service Plan 2013 - 2014 A vision for the future of health services in the Midland Region to provide a framework for the five Midland DHBs to continue to plan and work cooperatively. (PDF 3 MB)

Midland District Health Board Regional Service Plan 2014 - 2015

PDF documentMidland District Health Board Regional Service Plan 2014 - 2015 A vision for the future of health services in the Midland Region to provide a framework for the five Midland DHBs to continue to plan and work cooperatively. (PDF 3 MB)

Midland District Health Board Regional Service Plan 2016 - 2019

PDF documentMidland DHB RSP 2016-19 - Strategic Direction (PDF 2 MB)
Midland DHB RSP 2016-19 - Initiatives and Activities (PDF 2.6 MB)

Oral Health Consulation Report

PDF documentThe Oral Health Consultation Report outlines the outcomes of the consultation process undertaken by Taranaki District Health Board on proposed changes to the delivery of the Community Oral Health Service. (PDF 282 KB)

Oranga Kai Oranga Pumau Project Status Evaluation Report

PDF documentProject Status Evaluation Report. In 2010 an evaluation of the project was undertaken. This report describes the findings from the evaluation in relation to projects and processes engaged during the period June 2007 to June 2010. (PDF 1.74 MB)

Pae Ora Framework and Position Statements

PDF documentPae Ora Framework and Taranaki DHB Position Statement (PDF 1 MB)

Patient and Family/Whanau Centred Care Framework 2014-2017

PDF documentPatient and Family/Whanau Centred Care Framework describes our way of working in a partnership with patients/consumers and families/whanau as integral members of the care team. (PDF 516 KB)

Public Health Unit Annual Plan 2014-2015

PDF documentThe Public Health Unit Annual Plan outlines the range of services the PHU will deliver in 2014-15. (PDF 2 MB)

Public Health Unit Annual Plan 2015-2016

PDF documentThe Public Health Unit Annual Plan outlines the range of services the PHU will deliver in 2015-16. (PDF 4 MB)

Public Health Unit Annual Plan 2016-2017

PDF documentThe Public Health Unit Annual Plan outlines the range of services the PHU will deliver in 2015-16. (PDF 1 MB)

Public Health Unit Five Year Strategic Plan 2017-2022 DRAFT

PDF documentTaranaki DHB Public Health Unit (PHU) have released their Draft Strategy, and are inviting feedback on their strategic direction and priorities for the future.  

The Strategy outlines the vision, goals, priorities and strategic approach that will guide the work of our Public Health Unit over the next five years and will lead to changes in the way the team works in future. In particular the PHU aims to work smarter and more strategically with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities for working in partnership on shared population health outcomes.

The PHU is keen to hear your views on the Strategy so that we can understand what is important for DHB staff. We would also like to ensure that we maximise any opportunities to build collaboration with others in order to tackle the complex population health issues affecting our region.

The final date for feedback is Friday 17 February 2017. You can provide feedback on line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PHUStrategyconsult or email channa.perry@tdhb.org.nz.

Download the draft PHU strategy here (PDF 788 KB)

Quality Accounts 2012-13

PDF documentTaranaki DHB's Quality Accounts document ‘Quality Counts’ gives an account of how the DHB has been supporting and improving service provision and quality of care during the 2012-13 year. (PDF 2.2 MB)

Quality Accounts 2013-14

PDF documentTaranaki DHB's Quality Accounts document ‘Quality Counts’ gives an account of how the DHB has been supporting and improving service provision and quality of care during the 2013-14 year. (PDF 1.4 MB)

Quality Accounts 2014-15

PDF documentTaranaki DHB's Quality Accounts document ‘Quality Counts’ gives an account of how the DHB has been supporting and improving service provision and quality of care during the 2014-15 year. (PDF 1.4 MB)

Quality Accounts 2015-16

PDF documentTaranaki DHB's Quality Accounts document ‘Health News’ gives an account of how the DHB has been supporting and improving service provision and quality of care during the 2015-16 year. (PDF 1.4 MB)

Rheumatic Fever Prevention Plan 2013-2017

PDF documentThe Taranaki DHB Rheumatic Fever Prevention Plan purpose is to reduce the mortality, morbidity and health inequalities caused by rheumatic fever. (PDF 533 KB)

Statement of Intent 2009/2010 - 2011/12

PDF documentThe Statement of Intent (SOI) has a three year focus and is the formal accountability document between the health board and parliament. (PDF 446 KB)

Statement of Intent 2010/2011 - 2012/13

PDF documentThe Statement of Intent (SOI) has a three year focus and is the formal accountability document between the health board and parliament. (PDF 585 KB)

Statement of Intent 2012/2013 - 2014/15

PDF documentThe Statement of Intent (SOI) has a three year focus and is the formal accountability document between the health board and parliament. (PDF 1.1 MB)

Statement of Intent 2013/2014 - 2015/16

PDF documentThe Statement of Intent (SOI) has a three year focus and is the formal accountability document between the health board and parliament. (PDF 1 MB)

Stocktake of Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health/AOD(ICAMH/AOD) Services 2014

PDF documentThis report is a result of piece of work completed by the Werry Centre for child and adolescent mental health. The aim is to provide regular, up-to-date data to support strategic workforce and service planning through a stocktake very two years. The national and regional reports are also available from their website: www.werrycentre.org.nz (PDF 3.9 MB)

Strategic Directions for Pathology and Laboratory Services in Taranaki

PDF documentIn October 2016, Taranaki DHB issued a draft document entitled Strategic Directions for Pathology and Laboratory Services in Taranaki.  The purpose was to:

  • Describe the current Laboratory Service provision for the Taranaki community
  • Identify the strategic context and key drivers of demand
  • State strategic direction and principles to guide the commissioning of future Laboratory Services for the Taranaki region
  • To inform stakeholders of the proposed strategic direction.

The draft was circulated to the sector for the purposes of engagement, feedback and comment including staff, providers, GPs, Hospital referrers and Ministry of Health. 

A final version has been endorsed by The Taranaki DHB Board and is now available here (PDF 392 KB)

System Level Measures Improvement Plan - Taranaki DHB and Midlands Regional Health Network

PDF document System Level Measures Improvement Plan - Taranaki DHB and Midlands Regional Health Network (PDF 452 KB)

Taranaki DHB DRAFT Pathology and Laboratory Service Specification

PDF document Taranaki DHB has developing the DRAFT Pathology and Laboratory Service Specification that sets out the services to be delivered by a single provider of pathology and laboratory (both community and hospital) services in the Taranaki DHB region. Once finalised, this document will form the basis of the service requirements within an agreement between Taranaki DHB and the successful supplier. (PDF 718 KB)

Taranaki Suicide Prevention and Postvention Action Plan 2015-2017

PDF documentThis Taranaki Suicide Prevention and Postvention Action Plan 2015-2017 has been developed with input from a wide range of agencies, organisations and community interest groups. The Plan is for the whole of Taranaki and applies to all people across all ages, their families and whauau, geographical community and community of interest. It is built from a strengths based approach and recognises the inherent strength within individuals, families and whanau and communities. (PDF 1.7 MB)

Te Kawau Mārō Taranaki - Māori Health Strategy 2009 - 2029

PDF documentTe Kawau Mārō - Taranaki Māori Health Strategy 2009 to 2029. A response to the health needs of Taranaki Māori. (PFD 2.2 MB)

Te Whare Punanga Korero Trust and Taranaki District Health Board

PDF documentMemorandum of Understanding between Te Whare Pūnanga Kōrero Trust (TWPK) and Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB). The aim of this agreement is to establish a mechanism to facilitate an effective relationship between TDHB and TWPK. (PDF 640 KB)

The Determinants of Health for Maori children and young people in New Zealand – Te Ohonga Ake

PDF documentThis report (February 2013) was produced by the NZ Epidemiology Service covers the following topics, Macroeconomics Indicators, Socioeconomics and cultural determinants, Risk and Protective Factors, Well Child Services, Substance Use, Health Outcomes as Determinants, Socioeconomically Sensitive Hospital Admissions and Mortality, Safety and Family Violence and Mental Health. (PDF 3 MB)

The Determinants of Health for Maori children and young people in New Zealand – Te Ohonga Ake - Series Two

PDF documentThis report, (Published March 2016) which focuses on the underlying determinants of health for Maori children and young people, aims to:

  1. Provide a snapshot of progress in addressing many of the determinants of health including child poverty and living standards, housing, early childhood education, oral health, tobacco use, alcohol related harm, and children’s exposure to family violence.
  2. Assist those working in the health sector to consider the roles other agencies play in influencing child and youth health outcomes related to these determinants.

Download this report here (PDF 2.5 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People 2009

PDF documentThis annual report, produced by NZ Child and Epidemiology Service covers the following topics: Wider macroeconomic and policy context, children's social health monitor: economic indicators, child health and wellbeing indicators, socioeconomic and cultural determinants, individual and whanau health and wellbeing and in-depth topics. (PDF 4.8 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People 2010

PDF documentThis annual report, published in November 2010, reviews a range of routinely collected data on children and young people in Taranaki, with a view to identifying the numbers of children and young people with chronic conditions and disabilities accessing health services within the region. (PDF 4 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People 2011

PDF documentThis annual report, produced by NZ Child and Epidemiology Service covers the following topics: Issues more common in infancy, issues more common in children, or children and young people, issues more common in young people, children's social health monitor: economic indicators, child and health wellbeing indicators. (PDF 7 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People 2012

PDF documentThis annual report, published in November 2012 was produced by NZ Child and Epidemiology Service covers the following topics: macro indicators, socioeconomic and cultural determinants, household composition, education knowledge and skills, risk and protective factors, well child services, substance use, health outcomes as determinants, safety and family violence and mental health. (PDF 5.5 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People 2013

PDF documentThis annual report, November 2013 was produced by NZ Child and Epidemiology Service covers the following topics: perinatal conditions, congenital anomalies evident at birth, other disabilities, chronic medical conditions, obesity, nutrition and physical activity and children of parents with mental illness and alcohol and other addictions (COPMIA). (PDF 4.3 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People 2014

PDF documentThis annual report, November 2014 was produced by NZ Child and Epidemiology Service covers the following topics: Child Poverty and Living Standards, other Macroeconomic indicators, Household Composition, Education: knowledge and skills, Risk and protective factors, Well Child Services, Oral Health. Substance use, Health Outcomes as determinants, and Safety and Family Violence. (PDF 6.2 MB)

The Health Status of Children and Young People 2015

PDF documentThis annual report, 2015 was produced by NZ Child and Epidemiology Service covers the following topics: Issues in infancy, Issues for all ages 0-24 year olds, Conditions of the respiratory system, Common communicable diseases, Unintentional injury, Reproductive Health and Mental Health. The in-depth topics include: Young peoples sexual health and reproductive health and; Mental Health Issues in 15-24 year olds. (PDF 7.5 MB)

VIP Child Protection Policy and Procedures

PDF documentVIP Child Protection Policy and Procedures. This policy provides Taranaki DHB community and hospital-based staff with a framework to identify and manage actual and/or suspected child abuse and neglect. It recognises the important role and responsibility staff have in the accurate detection of suspected child abuse and/or neglect, and the early recognition of children at risk of abuse and adults at risk of abusing children. (PDF 2.09 MB)

VIP Elder Abuse Management Policy

PDF documentVIP Elder Abuse Policy and Procedures. This policy provides Taranaki DHB community and hospital-based staff with a framework to identify and assess elder abuse and neglect. It recognises the important role and responsibility staff have in the accurate detection of family violence.

VIP Intimate Partner Violence Policy and Procedures

PDF documentVIP Intimate Partner Violence Policy and Procedures. This policy provides Taranaki DHB community and hospital-based staff with a framework to identify and assess intimate partner violence. It recognises the important role and responsibility staff have in the accurate detection of family violence

Whānau Ora Health Needs Assessment

PDF documentWhānau Ora Health Needs Assessment. Māori Living in Taranaki (PDF 4.7 MB)

Whānau Ora Outcomes Framework

PDF documentWhanau Ora Outcomes Framework (PDF 380 KB, 2015)

Youth Health Strategy

In 2012 Taranaki DHB in partnership with various organisations and agencies led the development of the Taranaki Taiohi Health Strategy. The aim of the Strategy is simple, young people are an important resource for the future. We consulted a range of young people and professional groups to help guide us in prioritising what we need to do. As agencies and organisations who work with young people we see our role as encouraging and supporting Taranaki taiohi to achieve their optimal health and well-being. The Strategies and Supporting document describes how we propose to do things differently guided by principles and values to ensure we are able to make a difference.

The Strategy documents include:



Last updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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