This report highlights the actions taken throughout 2012 to progress the following priority areas:
- Health Targets
- Better Public Services
- clinical integration
- financial management and sustainability
- ensuring quality.
These priority areas remain consistent with the broad goals of the New Zealand Health Strategy and will continue to be priority areas for the medium term.
This report fulfils the Minister of Health’s responsibilities under section 8 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Act) to report annually on the implementation of the New Zealand Health Strategy (see sections 2–5 of this report). It also meets the requirements under section 9 of the Act to report annually on progress on implementing the National Strategy for Quality Improvement (see section 6 of this report).