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

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.

Read more about what this means for employees and providers.


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.


2017 Volunteer Awards

The 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards have been announced. Find out who the recipients are.

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