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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.

Visit the new health system reforms website for more information.

Resources and information

Health sector engagement

The Transition Unit has been conducting extensive engagement across the health sector around the health reforms.

A list of the engagements it has been involved in up until 9 July is available.

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), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 210KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 316KB) , 中文 (PDF, 625KB), Easy Read English (PDF, 2248KB), हिन्दी, हिंदी (PDF, 583KB), 한국어 (PDF, 446KB), Wikang Tagalog (PDF, 222KB), Te Reo Māori Kuki ‘Āirani (PDF, 226KB), vosa Vakaviti (PDF, 216KB), Gagana Tokelau (PDF, 251KB), ‘Gana Tuvalu (PDF, 216KB), Vagahau Niue (PDF, 147KB), Fäeag Rotuam (PDF, 243KB).


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), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 67KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 74KB), 中文 (PDF, 195KB).

Factsheet: Factsheet: Implementation roadmap

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 179KB), te reo Māori (PDF 156KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 166KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 191KB), 中文 (PDF, 274KB).

Factsheet: Voice of communities and consumers

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 118KB), te reo Māori (PDF 121KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 73KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 78KB), 中文 (PDF, 177KB), हिन्दी, हिंदी (PDF, 66KB), 한국어 (PDF, 170KB), Wikang Tagalog (PDF, 49KB), Te Reo Māori Kuki ‘Āirani (PDF, 74KB), vosa Vakaviti (PDF, 50KB), Gagana Tokelau (PDF, 76KB), 'Gana Tuvalu (PDF, 55KB), Vagahau Niue (PDF, 21KB), Fäeag Rotuam (PDF, 78KB).

Factsheet: Health New Zealand

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 130KB), te reo Māori (PDF 103KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 124KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 73KB), 中文 (PDF, 223KB), हिन्दी, हिंदी (PDF, 65KB), 한국어 (PDF, 173KB), Wikang Tagalog (PDF, 45KB).

Factsheet: Hauora Māori

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 137KB), te reo Māori (PDF 141KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 79KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 150KB), 中文 (PDF, 238KB).

Factsheet: Services for disabled people

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 111KB), te reo Māori (PDF 101KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 69KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 72KB), 中文 (PDF, 187KB).

Factsheet: Pacific communities

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 112KB), te reo Māori (PDF 117KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 54KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 71KB), 中文 (PDF, 228KB), Te Reo Māori Kuki ‘Āirani (PDF, 70KB), vosa Vakaviti (PDF, 20KB), Gagana Tokelau (PDF, 69KB), 'Gana Tuvalu (PDF, 23KB), Vagahau Niue (PDF, 19KB), Fäeag Rotuam (PDF, 74KB).

Factsheet: Hospital and specialist services

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 112KB), te reo Māori (PDF 119KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 69KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 78KB), 中文 (PDF, 212KB), हिन्दी, हिंदी (PDF, 66KB), 한국어 (PDF, 146KB), Wikang Tagalog (PDF, 18KB).

Factsheet: Primary and community care

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 350KB), te reo Māori (PDF 176KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 293KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 290KB), 中文 (PDF, 398KB), हिन्दी, हिंदी (PDF, 286KB), 한국어 (PDF, 380KB), Wikang Tagalog (PDF, 270KB).

Factsheet: Mental Health

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 142KB), te reo Māori (PDF 99KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 59KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 60KB), 中文 (PDF, 179KB).

Factsheet: Rural health

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 119KB), te reo Māori (PDF 120KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 90KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 92KB), 中文 (PDF, 236KB).

Factsheet: Public Health

Read the Factsheet in: English (PDF, 128KB), te reo Māori (PDF 121KB), gagana fa'a Samoa (PDF, 95KB), Faka Tonga (PDF, 100KB), 中文 (PDF, 283KB), हिन्दी, हिंदी (PDF, 70KB), 한국어 (PDF, 184KB), Wikang Tagalog (PDF, 48KB).


Read all the Factsheets available in each language: English, te reo Māori, gagana fa'a Samoa, Faka Tonga, 中文, हिन्दी, हिंदी, 한국어, Wikang Tagalog, Te Reo Māori Kuki ‘Āirani, vosa Vakaviti, Gagana Tokelau, 'Gana Tuvalu, Vagahau Niue, Fäeag Rotuam.


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Last updated: 
Thursday, 23 September 2021

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