Health & Disabilty Sector Reforms online information sessions

The Ministry of Health is hosting an informative session on the Health & Disability Sector Reforms on 26 April 2022 at 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Our health system is being transformed so all New Zealanders have better access to, and outcomes from, health services.

The reforms acknowledge the special relationship with iwi and Māori communities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

There is a clear responsibility to improve hauora Māori, and other groups, such as Pasifika, ethnic communities, and the Disability community, who may not have had equitable care in the past.

The vision for the reforms is a health system that delivers Pae Ora | healthy futures for all New Zealanders – where people live longer healthier lives.

Session One: Embedding Te Tiriti o Waitangi into the Health System

The discussion centres on how the new system will reinforce Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and the Crown’s obligations to address historic inequity.

The Ministry of Health will introduce the interim draft Government Policy Statement, which sets out the Government’s expectation for how this will be delivered over the next two years during the transition.

Panelists include:

  • Minister of Health Andrew Little.
  • Chief Executive of interim Māori Health Authority Riana Manuel.
  • Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.
  • John Whaanga, Ministry of Health’s Deputy
  • Director-General Māori Health, will host the session.

The hui will be held online due to high levels of interest. There will be an NZSL interpreter and online captioning. 

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The first session on Embedding Te Tiriti o Waitangi into the Health System is part of a wider discussion of the system reforms.

Additional sessions will be available soon.

  • Session Two: Improving equity in the health system (late May)
  • Session Three: Strengthening population and public health (early June)
  • Session Four: Improving primary and community care, and hospital and specialist services
  • (late June).

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