Benefits for Staff

Learning and Development

Our reputation for providing quality clinical training is growing and  we have accreditation in the following specialities:
Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Diploma in Paediatrics
Surgery SET 1, 2 & 3
Advanced Orthopaedics
Basic Adult Medicine and Paediatrics
Advanced Trainees in Medicine and Paediatrics (runs eligible for approved training)
pre Part I
post Part I
Provisional Fellow
Gynaecology pre MRNZCOG
Basic Intensive Care Medicine
Basic Emergency Medicine
Advance Intensive Care Medicine
Advanced Emergency Medicine

Education sessions/clinical meetings:

Education sessions are advertised weekly including grand rounds and clinical radiological meetings with each speciality. House officer teaching sessions are also run weekly. RMOs are encouraged to participate in these sessions. Many of our consultants/registrars conduct education sessions and on occasions visiting speakers are scheduled.

Library services and Education centre:

A new library and education centre opened in September 2005 and offers extensive facilities such as quiet study areas and greater access to PCs. RMOs have 24 hr access to the Library as well as the comprehensive online library facility (also available from your home PC on request). A wide collection of Journals, Reference Books, Books and Reports is available. Journal articles can be photocopied (free of charge). Books and Journal articles not held in the library can be obtained using the New Zealand or International library interloan system. Books can also be purchased through the Library.

Consisting of a state of the art lecture theatre and tfour smaller ‘breakout’ rooms, our education centre provides a great location for all clinical and non-clinical training opportunities that we have available.

Current Awareness Service

Library Service compiles and distributes a number of bulletins such as the Medical Information Bulletin and the New Books Bulletin These contain the contents pages of selected recent journals, or the details of newly purchased books. Library staff will undertake searching of databases held by the library for information needed by staff for their work. Searching of the NZ National Bibliographic Network (NZBN). Internet searches, where appropriate and given advice on how to make the most effective use of information resources.


The Zac’s Café is a central part of our Hospital. It’s great place to not only have meals but to have informal meetings.
Zac’s is open from 7am – 7pm Monday to Sunday.
Tea and coffee are available free of charge to all staff members.


The DHB's Occupational Health and Safety Service undertake a range of activities aimed at encouraging and supporting staff wellness, these include health monitoring, health promotion, smoking cessation, workplace assessments, injury and illness management, workplace rehabilitation, wellness education.  Staff participation, either as an individual or as part of a team, in community fitness events is encouraged and celebrated.