All five Midland DHBs are shareholders in HealthShare Ltd, a shared services agency that provides operational support for regional functions. HealthShare is custodian to the eSPACE Programme.

While shareholder-DHBs seek direct impacts on local health outcomes in their area, HealthShare plays a regional support role. As an independent entity with representation from across the Midland region, HealthShare supports clinical change by providing regional planning, clinical networks, workforce development and shared services.

Shareholding DHBs determine the services that HealthShare will provide, and the level of these services, on an annual basis.  These determinations are made through the Regional Services Plan, DHB Annual Plans and regional business case processes. (Read more)