Transition to Health NZ & the Māori Health Authority

The Health and Disability Review Transition Unit (Transition Unit) was established by Cabinet in September 2020 following consideration of the Health and Disability System Review / Hauora Manaaki Ki Aotearoa Whānui (the Review).

The Transition Unit led the response to the Review, including developing the policy response and design of the system operating model, providing advice on the establishment of new entities and legislative change, and is now working on producing an overall implementation plan and work programme for the transition.

While the Transition Unit is still in its early phases, there have been many conversations and discussions about the best way to approach this change. STONZ is lucky to be part of the CTU (Council of trade unions) so are meeting regularly with the Transition Unit to discuss issues and challenges that we see as unique to RMOs but also about the wider health system and how we might use this change as opportunity to do things better. What we can say is that although the new entities are due to be in place by July 2022, we are expecting this to be a long-term project spanning a number of years.

We have created this page as a touch point for information and will add to it as the plan for the new Health system starts to form.

Helpful links:

Newsletters from the Transition Unit:

The transition unit are sending out a monthly update. You can sign up HERE to receive regular emails from the Health and Disability Reform Transition Unit.

What’s important to you?

As part of the Transition to Health NZ, we have the opportunity to be involved and make sure that RMOs have a voice. So we want to hear from you! Please take the time to fill out the below form and let us know from your perspective, what works and what doesn’t.

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Please get in touch with any questions you may have. We would love to hear from you.

P: 03 745 9258
PO Box 22656, Christchurch 8140

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