Annual Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2009

Published online: 
02 October 2009


This annual report outlines the Ministry of Health’s key achievements for the 2008/09 financial year, including the Ministry’s performance against the outcomes, key initiatives, outputs and measures set out in the 2008−11 Statement of Intent.

The Director-General of Health's annual report on the State of Public Health in New Zealand provides a snapshot of the overall functioning of the health system.

The report is divided into three main parts:

  • Part 1 describes the Ministry's contribution to the health and disability sector outcomes for the 2008/09 year. It outlines what we did and how we performed in contributing to each outcome. It also describes what we have done to strengthen organisational health and capability.
  • Part 2 contains the Ministry's Statement of Service Performance and includes the audited financial statements for the 2008/09 financial year. This Statement describes what we spent and how we performed to deliver our outputs during the year.

Parts 1 and 2 have been produced in accordance with section 44 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

  • Part 3 is the Director-General of Health's Annual Report on the State of Public Health for the Year Ending 30 June 2009. This annual report is a statutory requirement under section 3C(1) of the Health Act 1956.

27 November 2009 - Erratum

An error has been identified in the annual report.

  • The downloads on this page are corrected versions.
  • For those with hard copies, the error is in Fig. 31 on page 117.
    The Note should read:

Note: Labour inputs are full-time equivalent figures for medical and nursing personnel working in medical and surgical services in DHB provider arms, including an adjustment to include locums and bureau nurses. Labour outputs are medical and surgical case-weighted discharge equivalents (outpatients, emergency department, and inpatient combined). Productivity growth is calculated as the ratio of output growth to input growth.
Source: Ministry of Health 2009

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 October 2009
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 October 2009
  • ISBN:
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2009. Annual Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2009, Including the Director-General of Health’s Annual Report on the State of Public Health. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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