The previous health system underperformed for Māori. With lower life expectancy, more unavoidable deaths, and inconsistencies in quality of care, the future system needs to support Māori in a very different way.
There are stronger expectations for our future health system to deliver better care and health outcomes for Māori and other groups who have not been well served. This means:
A new, statutory entity, Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority, is now responsible for ensuring the health system works well for Māori – working in partnership with both the Ministry of Health and Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand