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.
The Government has announced a health system reform that will 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.
Visit the new health system reforms website futureofhealth.govt.nz for more information.
Watch Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little, outline the Government’s response to the Review and next steps for reform of the health system.
Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health), Hon Peeni Henare, talks about what the changes to the health system will mean for Māori.
For more information on the changes to the health system and what it means, visit the new health system.