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

Grave concerns for future of social work – PSA

The future of social work could be gravely affected by a rushed and short-sighted Select Committee report, the PSA says.

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Latest media releases from the PSA. DHB admin and clerical workers raise claim for Equal Pay
Media Releases

DHB admin and clerical workers raise claim for Equal Pay

Around 7000 DHB workers are standing together to raise a claim for equal pay for administration and clerical employees.

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Allied Health staff shortages: the invisible damage of underfunding

New Zealand’s health system has more than 450 "missing" allied health workers - a reality just as damaging as the black mould and sewage in Middlemore Hospital’s walls, the PSA says.

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PSA welcomes Court of Appeal decision in SCDHB anaesthetic techs case

The PSA is welcoming the Court of Appeal’s decision confirming anaesthetic technicians in Timaru are entitled to be paid for the time they spend on call.

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Public Service Expectations represent progress for people working in public services – PSA

Public service workers welcome the strong commitments made by the government in its Expectations on Employment Relations in the State Sector, the PSA says.

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Murray apology latest sign of much-needed change at Waikato DHB

The apology from acting Waikato DHB chair about the actions of former CEO Nigel Murray is a sign of a long-overdue culture change, the PSA says.

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