Aotearoa New Zealand's health system has many strengths, including a highly professional and committed workforce.
However, it is also a system under serious stress that does not deliver for everyone. There is widespread inequality of outcomes for a number of groups, particularly Māori, Pacific peoples and disabled people.
We need to fundamentally change the way we structure and deliver health services to ensure all New Zealanders get the services they need and to meet future challenges.
The Transition Unit is looking at ways to improve equity and health outcomes for all New Zealanders.
At this stage, no decisions have been made, and Cabinet will be assessing options for the Health sector in late-March / early April.