New Zealand health system

This section is an overview of New Zealand’s health and disability system. It describes the main organisations and structures in the system, their roles, functions, and legislative responsibilities.

NZ Health Strategy

The strategy sets the direction of health services to improve the health of people and communities.


Pay equity settlement

In 2017, the Government announced a $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. Find out more.


System Level Measures Framework

System Level Measures are high-level goals of the health system that help show the outcomes of the system.


Board appointments

The Minister of Health has statutory responsibility for appointment of members to a range of statutory authorities.

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