New Zealand Health and Disability System Review: Repositioning health and disability for the future

by NGO Health & Disability Network


The recommendations made in New Zealand’s Health and Disability system review represent the biggest restructuring of the health system in a generation for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Health and Disability System Review proposes significant changes in terms of the overall system. This report should be read in conjunction with the Health and Disability System Review Interim, Final and Alternative View Reports. The purpose of this report is to provide a perspective about the potential implications of the Health and Disability review for the Māori NGO sector.It is hoped this report will provoke insights and kōrero among Māori NGOs and to those who fund Māori NGOs as the Māori NGO sector consider how to position themselves as active and valued leaders in these proposed changes within the health and disability system. The method utilised for this report sought and analysed direct feedback from the Māori NGO sector, though, not exhaustive of the subject matter and not representative of all views within the sector. This report adds a summation of their views, with overall aspirations and perspectives that align well to the aspirations of the Waitangi Tribunal Claimants (Wai 1315 & 2575) and the Hauora Report.