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This website is for everyone in Hawke's Bay looking for health information and advice. Hawke's Bay District Health Board and Health Hawke's Bay PHO work together to offer comprehensive health information and advice for our Hawke's Bay communities on this website.

Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

Phone 06 878 8109

Choose well

Flu is circulating in our community and there is also a lot of respiratory illness about.  People are urged to seek health care early before symptoms get worse.

What can you do? Make sure you see your doctor or visit your local pharmacist for healthcare and advice.

Need to register with a doctor? Find a family doctor or General Practice taking on new patients.

Need urgent after hours care?  General Practice after hours is the best place for urgent care that is not critical or life threatening. Healthline on 0800 611 116 also offers free health advice 24/7 from a registered nurse.

Remember: Emergency departments are for emergencies. Priority is first given to people needing critical or life threatening care. 

In an emergency, call 111.

Emergency departments are for emergencies 

News and events

You can read our latest news here

You can read our publications here


Public health alerts

There are no current public health alerts. 


Have your say on health care 

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) has released its draft Clinical Services Plan (CSP) – a 10 year concept plan based on 12 months of free and frank discussions with people who live and breathe health care in Hawke’s Bay, including health professionals, support groups and regular users.

We are seeking feedback from the wider Hawke’s Bay community on the draft concept plan, which sets out suggestions on how to sustain a growing older population and healthier Hawke’s Bay by providing more timely care and support services looking out 10 years.

People have until 31 October to reflect on the plan and provide their feedback.  You can read the CSP, find out more about it and provide feedback here.

Healthy events and fundraising for schools 

There is good evidence to show that exposure to adult drinking in childhood increases the risk of hazardous drinking by teenagers. The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is committed to leadership in reducing alcohol related harm in our community, and believes that alcohol and schools do not mix. We have developed a Healthy Events and Fundraising guide for schools, providing lots of creative ideas for fundraising and events that don’t involve alcohol. You can find out more about alcohol and schools here.