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Background context

The Health and Disability System Review / Hauora Manaaki Ki Aotearoa Whānui (the Review) outlined some of the challenges in the health sector.

This was based on widespread consultation with the health and disability sectors and interested parties over an 18-month period.

The Government's commitment to address inequalities was highlighted in the Speech from the Throne from the Governor General on 26 November 2020.

This was used as part of the background for the Government's decision-making for reforms in the health system.

The resources linked below provide the background context for the work of the Transition Unit:

Cabinet papers relating to The Health and Disability System Review:


Building a New Zealand Health Service that works for all New Zealanders - Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little

The Minister’s announcement about the changes and reform of the health sector.

The case for change in the health system – Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little.

An update on the case for reform in the health sector and the Government's response to the Health and Disability Sector review being considered by Cabinet.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

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