Health and disability system reforms

On 21 April 2021, the Government confirmed the details of the health system reforms in response to the Health and Disability System Review.

The Ministry is working with the Transition Unit within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) to develop a joint work programme. The Transition Unit was set up to lead the response to the Health and Disability System Review.

More information about the health and disability system reforms is available on the Transition Unit website.

As a result of the reforms the Ministry’s role as chief strategic advisor and kaitiaki (steward) of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health and disability system will be strengthened and some of the things we do will change. We are now starting work on how we deliver on those changes.

Expressions of Interest for interim boards now open

The Minister of Health is calling for nominations for the interim Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand Boards. The closing date is Friday 18 June. Get more information.

About the Health and Disability System Review

In 2018 the Government announced a wide-ranging review of the Health and Disability system in New Zealand, designed to future-proof our health and disability services.

The Review looked at the overall function of the health and disability system and whether the system is balanced towards wellness, access, equity, and sustainability. Ms Heather Simpson was appointed as Chair of the review.

The final report on the findings of the Review was released on 16 June 2020.

Visit the Health and Disability System Review website for more information.

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