District Health Boards

The PSA is a major health union with over 15,000 members employed by district health boards. Union members are the bedrock of our public health services.

The PSA in health

The PSA is organising for good and rewarding careers that reflect the value we place on public health services and the people who provide them.

The DHB sector has its own national committee and a seat on the PSA Executive Board, this ensures your sector has a voice at all levels of PSA decision-making.

You can meet the members of the committee here.


Media Releases

Bed closures at He Puna Waiora "the tip of the iceberg" in mental health

The closure of eight beds at He Puna Waiora acute mental health unit on Auckland’s North Shore is just the tip of the iceberg, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.

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News from the PSA. Know your rights: Your right to get active in the local body elections
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Know your rights: Your right to get active in the local body elections

All New Zealanders, including all PSA members, have the democratic right to participate in the important upcoming local government and district health board elections.

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News from the PSA. Behind the scenes: Delegate education
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Behind the scenes: Delegate education

In our workplaces, if members are our lifeblood, then delegates are the beating heart that keep the PSA alive.

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News from the PSA. PSA Congress coming soon
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PSA Congress coming soon

Every second year, more than 100 PSA delegates from across the country gather for our biennial Congress.

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News from the PSA. Stand together for community
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Stand together for community

Union values unite us, and union values drive us.

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News from the PSA. Dangerous DHB practices revealed
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Dangerous DHB practices revealed

Two sterile supply technicians spoke to Working Life under the condition of anonymity (so as not to risk their employment) about conditions at their respective DHBs.

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