A bill intended to provide the framework for the country’s new national health system is now before Parliament and has been released ahead of public consultation. The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill is intended to underpin the health reforms and establish both Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority.
The Transition Unit has launched a new website dedicated to the reform of the health system in Aotearoa New Zealand – futureofhealth.govt.nz.
The future health system will enable health workers to work more collaboratively, be supported to be more innovative, and be more effective at helping more New Zealanders to live longer, in good health, with the best possible quality of life.
In this video, Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little talks about the health workforce being the foundation of the health system, and what to expect as the transition to the future health system takes shape.
The Transition Unit is planning a series of roadshows.
These sessions are particularly designed for those who haven’t yet had a chance to catch up on the Health Reforms or the detail of the related reform work programme.
The sessions will provide an overview of the reforms, the key initiatives currently underway and those that are coming up, as well as how you can stay informed about further opportunities to get involved.
We'll update this page with more venue/registration details when we have this information.
In this Transition Unit update (17 November), read about the interim Māori health authority board to meet with Iwi Māori partnership boards, the work progressing to ensure longstanding inequity is addressed and a collaborative process to select locality prototypes that will become the first in the reformed health system. You can subscribe to the latest news and updates here.