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Diversity and Inclusion

Hearing Accredited Workplace Programme

A symbolWe have full accreditation under the Hearing Accredited Workplace Programme (HAWP), a nationwide initiative through the National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. As part of our accreditation journey, we now have increased awareness of where communication barriers exist and how we can reduce them to improve experiences for our patients, whānau, visitors and kaimahi. By signing up to HAWP, we have made a commitment to continue to be an inclusive employer and support the hearing needs of our patients, whānau, visitors and kaimahi. To find out more visit the National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


Accessibility Tick

We’re proud to be the first DHB in New Zealand to be awarded the Accessibility Tick and a foundation member of the programme. The Accessibility Tick Programme will help us progress on our journey to become a more accessible and inclusive place for all employees and prospective employees with any Accessibility Need.

We are committed to supporting those with Access Needs during recruitment, induction and throughout your employment here at Auckland DHB and we encourage you to let us know how we can best support you.

If you would like to know more, or if you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact us on 09 630 9919 or email at and one of our team will ensure that you receive the support you may need.




If you have a disability or an access need and would like to know more about how we can support you, or if you require any accommodations, please contact us on 09 630 9919 or email at


We encourage you to let us know that you have an Access Need. During the recruitment process, one of our team will be in contact with you to ensure that you have all of the support that you may need.



Rainbow Tick

We are delighted to have been awarded the Rainbow Tick by the external certification organisation.

Being a part of the Rainbow Tick community is a way of ensuring Auckland DHB continually improves our processes, our environment and our culture, to be a great place to work for all our employees, however they identify: race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.​

The Auckland DHB Rainbow Network has been established for our staff who identify in some way with Rainbow Communities*. No matter who you're attracted to or how you identify, we welcome you!

*Rainbow is a term that embraces the diversity of sexual orientations, gender, and sex identities. It is inclusive of, but not exclusive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, whakawahine, tāhine, whakawahine, vakasalewalewa, fakaleiti, tangata ira tane, tóngzhì, mahu, palopa, fa'afafine, akavaine, fakafifine, queer, questioning, asexual, genderqueer, pansexual, gender diverse and genderfluid