Initiated in November 2016, the Waitangi Tribunal Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry (Wai 2575) will hear all claims concerning grievances relating to health services and outcomes of national significance.
As of June 2018, there are 198 claims seeking to participate in the inquiry. The claims are historical and contemporary covering a range of issues relating to the health system, specific health services and outcomes, including health equity, primary care, disability services and Maori health providers.
The parties received directions in December 2017 from the presiding officer, Judge Clark confirming the inquiry will be a three staged approach:
- priority areas that demonstrate system issues
- nationally significant system issues and themes that emerge
- remaining themes of national significance, including eligible historical claims
- Judge Clark has confirmed primary care will be heard in stage one with a hearing expected in October 2018. The priority areas for stage two are: Mental health (including suicide and self-harm); Maori with disabilities; and alcohol and substance abuse.
You can find out more about the Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry on the Waitangi Tribunal website.
The following resources have been provided by the Ministry of Health to help inform the Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry (WAI 2575)
- Chronology of the NZ Health System from 1840 to 2017 (PDF, 191 KB)
- List of Ministry of Health reports on Maori health outcomes from 1992 to 2017 (PDF, 273 KB)
Please note: This information has been prepared by the Ministry of Health. While the information contained in the reports was considered to be true and correct at the time they were each prepared, changes in circumstances after such date may impact on the accuracy of the information and the Ministry does not warrant or represent that the information contained in the reports is free from errors or omission. The Ministry takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability or correctness of links or references to the listed information sources.