Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is the largest single employer in the country, made up of about 220,000 highly skilled, dedicated and professional people who work directly or indirectly for the organisation.
Around 400 people will work for Te Aka Whai Ora – Maori Health Authority as it gears up to provide policy and health service commissioning advice.
For the people who work in the health care system, the health reform isn’t changing what they do, but it is changing how it supports what they do and how they do it.
The reformed health system will include a focus on providing training and development to grow the contemporary workforce of tomorrow, so our healthcare workers will always have the skills they need. And they will have modern tools and better real time information.
Healthcare workers will have more opportunities to develop their skills and there will be more people recruited to provide healthcare.
They will experience fewer barriers to working across geographic boundaries and with other health providers to give people and whānau the care they need.
In 2021 the Transition Unit held a series of roadshows across the motu. We had a lot of questions from the workforce. While we answered many on the day, we are continuing to provide follow up information on the key areas of interest.
You can download the most recent issues of People Panui (March 2022 onward) from the Health New Zealand website: People Pānui(external link)
If you have any questions, please email the Transition Unit.