Aotearoa New Zealand's health system is changing the way we structure and deliver health services to ensure all New Zealanders get the services they need and to meet future challenges.
The new health system will be a single health service providing consistent, high-quality health services for all people. The Ministry of Health will be focused on policy, strategy and regulation while a new body, Health New Zealand, will take over the planning and commissioning of services and the functions of the existing 20 District Health Boards to remove duplication and provide true national planning. A Māori Health Authority will work alongside Health NZ to improve services and achieve equitable health outcomes for Māori.
Health Reform: White Paper Summary
This White Paper provides an overview of the upcoming reform of the health and disability system.
Check out the factsheets below to find out more about the changes to the health system.