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.


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Election year budget “like giving a starving dog a rubber bone” – PSA

Steven Joyce’s first budget is a predictable election year bribe that which will do as little for low-income families as it will for public services, says the PSA.

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Mental health crisis needs urgent action, not empty promises

Jonathan Coleman’s long-awaited response to the mental health crisis shows he has no understanding of the mental health crisis, the PSA says.

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Up to four beds to close at Wellington Hospital acute mental health unit

Up to four beds at Wellington Hospital’s Te Whare o Matairangi mental health unit are to close because of a lack of staff, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.

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Health minister’s response to Kaikoura call for help "inadequate and irresponsible" - PSA

The government’s cavalier attitude towards mental health must stop, the PSA says - after National’s much-vaunted Kaikoura relief package fell far short of what the quake-hit region needs.

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Kenepuru renovations welcome - but all NZ mental health facilities need upgrade

Mental health facilities across the country all need urgent assessment to ensure they’re safe for clients - and for staff, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.

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Mental health workers speak out after Capital and Coast DHB report

Mental health workers from Capital and Coast DHB have taken the unusual step of approaching the public after the Mellsop report into services there, the PSA says.

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