Welcome to the New Zealand Ministry of Health
The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders
Using social media to help fight flu
Help us find out how you use social media when you're sick. Read more about the survey.
Care and support workers' pay equity comes into effect
Government's $2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 care and support workers in New Zealand's aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services around the country came into effect on 1 July.
Think FAST - think Stroke
A stroke can happen to anyone, anytime. It could be someone you know, someone next to you.
Know the signs. Think FAST.
Face: Is it drooping on one side?
Arm: Is one arm weak?
Speech: Is it jumbled, slurred or lost?
Time to call 111.
A stroke is an emergency. If you see ANY of these signs call 111 to give someone a better chance of recovery.
Know the signs of stroke. Think FAST.
Know the signs of stroke - and what to do.
Healthy Ageing Strategy implementation under way
Achieving the goals set out in the Healthy Ageing Strategy requires the commitment and participation of many people working across the health system.
Mental health services – where to get help
We all face challenges to our mental health at various times in our lives. The way we’re feeling can change how we think and how we deal with tough times.
- Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time.
- Find out more about resources and services available to help you.
Summary of Submissions on Transforming Respite: Disability Support Services Draft Respite Strategy 2017-202219 July 2017
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Funding to Māori health providers by the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards (DHBs), 2011/12 to 2015/1614 July 2017
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