Tēnā koe,

Today, Te Pae Tata | interim New Zealand Health Plan, was launched by Minister of Health, Andrew Little.

Te Pae Tata sets out the first two years of action for Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora as we look to build the foundations of a sustainable, 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:

  • 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 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 involve comprehensive engagement with communities, government and non-government health entities and stakeholders.

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 at healthtepaetata@health.govt.nz

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

Ngā mihi

Tracey Schiebli

Interim District Director