Following the general election, the Ministry of Health produced Briefings to the Incoming Minister, as is usual practice. The Briefings to the Incoming Minister, 2017 consisted of:
- The New Zealand Health and Disability System
- The New Zealand Health and Disability System: Organisation.
The New Zealand health and disability support system has many strengths, and intersects the life of every New Zealander. It is looking after New Zealanders well, especially when we are acutely ill or injured.
The system is, however, under pressure, is facing significant contextual change, and will need to operate very differently if it is to continue to deliver for New Zealanders.
Factors, including changes to population and ways of living, are putting pressure on health and disability support systems globally.
This publication outlines the challenges and opportunities that face our health and disability system by looking at where we are now, where we are going and how we will get there.