Information about the Ministry’s work in specific health and disability programmes, projects, regulation and other areas.
Emergency departments treat people who have a serious illness or injury that requires urgent attention. This section provides information about visits to emergency departments, and the Health Target which is focused on improving acute patient flow. Read more
The Ministry leads a national work programme which provides a strategic focus for cancer control, and for system-wide improvements across the spectrum of cancer services. Read more
Social bonds are an innovative way for governments to contract to achieve specific social sector outcomes. The Ministry of Health is leading cross-government work to investigate the value of piloting a social bond in New Zealand.Read more
The Ministry regulates the health and disability system to ensure that health service providers and products are safe, and that providers operate in an ethically acceptable way. This provides assurance to New Zealanders that they can trust the services they use, as well as the wider health system.Read more
The New Zealand diabetes rate has slowly increased over the last 15 years. Find out about diabetes and diabetes-related conditions, the access criteria for insulin pumps and the Diabetes Care Improvement Package.Read more
Elective services, often known simply as ‘Electives’, are medical or surgical services for people who do not need to be treated right away.Read more