Our work

Information about the Ministry’s work in specific health and disability programmes, projects, regulation and other areas.

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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


Cancer programme

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

Tobacco control

The Ministry of Health has traditionally been the key agency for policy development in the tobacco control area and is involved in a large number of policy, service development and operational aspects of tobacco control. Read more