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Central Region Workforce Development Hub

The Central Regional Workforce Development Hub is one of four national training hubs established by Health Workforce New Zealand. The Hub provides decision making, advice and support.

It also encourages health professionals to use resources and education to further develop their skills. The Hub works collaboratively with Central Region Clinical and Professional Networks to create a consistent, best practice approach for health professionals.

The Hub has two core objectives and a changing list of members.

Regional Workforce Development Structure and Objectives [558kb]

December 2018


Objective one

To enable and support a consistent and sustainable workforce for staff groups that are vulnerable or hard to fill, by:

  • identifying and prioritising vulnerable workforces
  • supporting postgraduate study
  • improving ethnicity data
  • supporting a dedicated Education Unit for Māori and Pacific Peoples students
  • positive discrimination Nursing Entry to Practice and Nursing Entry to Specialist Practice.

Objective two

Enable and support a positive work culture across all DHBs, ultimately supporting staff wellbeing by:

  • promoting the health & wellbeing of staff
  • implementing cultural responsiveness programmes
  • implementing skill-sharing programmes
  • including healthy ageing strategy workforce planning priorities.

Hub members

  • Lead Sponsor - Wairarapa DHB Chief Executive
  • Director of Allied Health
  • Director of Nursing
  • Midwifery Lead Nurse
  • Primary Health GP
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Health Workforce New Zealand
  • Central Region General Managers – Human Resources, Māori and Pacific
  • Representatives from Nursing, Development and Training, Mental Health & Addictions and Community Pharmacy.
Last updated: 14/2/19