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The new health system

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.

Read the White Paper in: English (PDF, 271KB), te reo Māori (PDF 720KB).

Factsheets

Check out the factsheets below to find out more about the changes to the health system.

Factsheet: Stewardship

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 111KB), te reo Māori (PDF 119KB).

Factsheet: Factsheet: Implementation roadmap

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 179KB), te reo Māori (PDF 156KB).

Factsheet: Voice of communities and consumers

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 118KB), te reo Māori (PDF 121KB).

Factsheet: Health New Zealand

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 130KB), te reo Māori (PDF 103KB).

Factsheet: Hauora Māori

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 137KB), te reo Māori (PDF 141KB).

Factsheet: Services for disabled people

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 111KB), te reo Māori (PDF 101KB).

Factsheet: Pacific communities

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 112KB), te reo Māori (PDF 117KB).

Factsheet: Hospital and specialist services

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 112KB), te reo Māori (PDF 119KB).

Factsheet: Primary and community care

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 350KB), te reo Māori (PDF 176KB).

Factsheet: Mental Health

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 142KB), te reo Māori (PDF 99KB).

Factsheet: Rural health

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 119KB), te reo Māori (PDF 120KB).

Factsheet: Public Health

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 128KB), te reo Māori (PDF 121KB).

Read all the Factsheets available in each language: English, te reo Māori.

Check out our FAQ page for frequently asked questions

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 21 April 2021

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