Waitemata District Health Board

2,500 PSA members work at Waitemata DHB, including HealthAlliance and Northern Regional Alliance employees.

We work together to protect and improve conditions of work, including fair pay and reasonable workloads.

We cover a wide range of occupations including: administration, allied, assistants, clerical, IT, traffic, security, technical, scientists, mental health and public health nurses and management.

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Meet your two Waitemata DHB PSA organisers.









Ian Gordon
PSA Organiser WDHB

Ian is responsible for the following areas:

  • Medicine & Health of Older Adults

  • Child, Youth and Family

  • CADS (Mental Health)

  • Forensics (Mental Health)

  • Inpatients (Mental Health, He Puna Waiora)
  • Auckland Regional Dental Services

  • Allied Physical Health

Chan Dixon
PSA Organiser WDHB

Chan is responsible for the following areas:

  • Corporate

  • Clerical

  • Technical

  • Inpatients (Mental Health, Waiatarau)

  • Cultural (Mental Health)

  • Community Mental Health (Adult and Child and Adolescent)


Ian in his own words:

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Chan in her own words:

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Occupations covered by PSA at WDHB

A list of occupations covered by the PSA collective and individual agreements.

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Our contracts

The PSA has five collective agreements covering employees at Waitemata DHB (including Health Alliance and NoRTH).

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What we do

We’re the most active union at Waitemata DHB.

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Our union is only as strong as our members.

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Waitemata updates

Bi-annual update on union activities at Waitemata DHB.

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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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Media Releases

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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