The Ministry of Health’s role is to improve, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. We provide active stewardship and leadership across the health and disability system to ensure it provides the highest levels of care, support and treatment wherever people live in New Zealand Aotearoa. The Ministry works collaboratively with our partners, which include DHBs, other Crown and government entities, community providers and non-governmental organisations. We deliver key work programmes, to transform health and disability services, develop policy and schemes for health-related referendums, run major capital projects and put equity at the centre of our work.
We employ over 1,250 staff based across seven locations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our people work on a wide range of activities covering policy, regulation, operational matters, readiness and response, innovation, improvement and clinical development – to support New Zealand’s health and disability sector.