The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) was established in 2001 and serves nearly 145,000 people.

Seven members are publicly elected every three years, at the time of local government elections, and four members are appointed by the Minister of Health.

The current board took effect on 5 December 2016. Read board member profiles here.

Board responsibilities

The Board is responsible for:

  • providing and funding health services in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions
  • setting the overall strategic direction for the organisation
  • monitoring organisational performance
  • communicating with, and reporting to, the Minister of Health
  • ensuring the government’s expectations are recognised
  • appointing the Chief Executive
  • acting in the organisation's best interests
  • maintaining relationships with the advisory committees
  • partnering with the Iwi Health Board.