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Launch of Te Pae Tata | Interim New Zealand Health Plan

Nā tō rourou, nā tōku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi. Through your contribution and mine, the people will thrive.

Today marks another milestone for our New Zealand health reform as we are pleased to announce the official release of Te Pae Tata | interim New Zealand Health Plan

Te Pae Tata has been developed to outline what Te What Ora will do differently over the next two years to build the foundations of a sustainable and affordable, unified health system to better serve our communities.

This also includes support for, and encouragement of, greater growth in our healthcare workforce, addressing the current inequities, and improving health outcomes for all New Zealanders, but particularly Māori, Pacific people and Tāngata whaikaha | Disabled people.

Over the next two years you will see a focus on:

  • Developing better equity of health outcomes to deliver on improving pae ora for Māori, Pacific people, and Tāngata whaikaha | disabled people
  • Pae ora – Better health and wellbeing in our communities
  • Kahu Taurima – Maternity and the early years
  • Mate pukupuku – People living with cancer
  • Māuiuitanga taumaha – People living with chronic health conditions
  • Oranga hinengaro – People living with mental distress, illness and addictions

Te Pae Tata supports the implementation of the interim Government Policy Statement (iGPS), which sets the Government’s expectations on what the health sector will deliver over the next two years.

As an interim, two-year plan, Te Pae Tata is focused on ensuring the health system continues to provide care to New Zealanders, while we start to implement the improvements in the way services are delivered and work toward the first full New Zealand Health Plan.

Our development of the first full plan, for 2024-2027, will begin shortly, and be comprehensive and widely consulted with communities.

Te Pae Tata can be read here

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Te Pae Tata | interim New Zealand Health Plan, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Watch: Introducing Te Pae Tata | Interim New Zealand Health Plan