Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021

Submissions close 5.00 pm, Friday 13 November 2020.

Published online: 
04 September 2020
Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021.

This consultation is seeking feedback on the Ministry of Health’s proposed changes to the Primary Maternity Services Notice pursuant to Section 88 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Notice). 

The Ministry of Health is making these changes to increase the flexibility of community maternity services to better meet the varied needs of women and their whānau.

The Ministry is proposing both administrative and structural changes to the Notice.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Friday 13 November 2020.

The Ministry of Health has contracted an independent third party to carry out the collection and analysis of feedback received throughout this consultation process. We invite you to read the discussion document and provide your feedback using the options below. We have also included questions seeking your thoughts on the future of maternity services in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are offering verbal feedback sessions (either one-on-one or as a group) as an alternative to the survey if this is more suitable for you.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected] to discuss the possibility of scheduling in a verbal feedback session. If there is high demand for these sessions, we will need to prioritise who we speak with. We apologise if your feedback session cannot be accommodated.

Prioritisation list:

  • those with a disability making it difficult to access the survey
  • those who are Māori and/or Pasifika
  • those health professionals where Māori and/or Pasifika clients make up roughly half your caseload
  • those health professionals where roughly half of your clients live rurally.

1. Complete the online survey to leave feedback directly on the discussion document

2. Or download and complete a feedback form

Return feedback forms to us via:

Email: [email protected]


Section 88 Consultation
ThinkPlace limited
PO Box 23229 
Wellington 6041


We may publish submissions on the Ministry's website, unless you have asked us not to. If you are submitting as an individual, we will automatically remove your personal details and any identifiable information. You can chose to have your personal details withheld if your submission is requested under the Official Information Act.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    04 September 2020
  • ISBN:
    978-1-99-002936-3 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2020. Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021 – Discussion Document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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