On 1 October 2018 Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, outlined his changes to the Ministry’s second-tier structure. This followed a three week consultation period with Ministry staff.
The Ministry needs to deliver on its core functions, its sector leadership and stewardship roles, and on the Government’s priorities for health care, disability support, health improvement and equity.
The new structure, along with the changes to the way the Ministry works, will provide a clearer focus on the key areas that require Ministry leadership and improve the oversight and leadership of Ministry corporate functions.
Both the structure and the operating model will help to ensure that the Ministry’s work programme is well led and governed.
The new structure comes into effect from 15 October 2018.