Research and education
|Waikato DHB includes a tertiary teaching hospital and our clinical
practice is to provide each patient with the best standard of
This tradition of patient-centred care is well supported
through research and education.
In addition, and in response to the special characteristics of its
population, the Waikato DHB has the goal of becoming an internationally
recognised centre for research into rural health and indigenous Maori,
which will lead to improved services for these groups.
has strong links to the Auckland University Faculty of Medical and
Health Sciences through the Waikato Clinical School and is a founding member of the New Zealand Institute of Rural Health.
Waikato DHB actively supports staff involved in research activities and has an excellent library and academic and clinical skills training centre, the Waikato Clinical School.
Our on-campus educational and training facilities are described by health professionals as "second-to-none".
Dedicated clinical education funds ensure health professionals receive
financial backing to attend national and international conferences or to
pursue various courses of postgraduate education and training.