The Health and Disability System of New Zealand supports:

  • people to get healthy
  • people to stay healthy
  • people with disabilities.

At the moment some people do not use the health and disability system until they are really sick.

Many of these people are:

  • Māori
  • Pacific people
  • people who do not have much money.

The Ministry of Health wants the Health and Disability System to work better for everyone.

In the next 5 to 10 years there will be changes in:

  • technology like computers and phones
  • the way people live.

This means we need to make changes to the Health and Disability System too.

The Government has a group of people looking at what changes are needed in the Health and Disability System.

The review panel would like you to write a submission.

Submissions are letters that let the review panel know what people think.

You can find Easy Read information about making a submission here: