We are implementing a new national, regional and local organisational structure that unifies and simplifies the health system.

We can improve the care we provide to patients, their whānau and communities by simplifying the way we work.  This releases time and resources to invest in patient and community facing care.By consolidating and reducing expenditure, more resources can be directed to delivering health care to all New Zealanders.  These changes are designed to help us deliver Pae Ora – healthy futures for all.

Our next phase of change aims to achieve nationally planned and co-ordinated consistency, to empower regional implementation and integration, and to enable locally tailored delivery of care. We are working towards flat structures over time.

Our change affects thousands of roles and impacts range from changes in reporting lines to disestablishment of some roles. We have held four-to-five-week consultation periods for changes to our business units so kaimahi have had time to give their feedback about the proposals.

We are grateful to our kaimahi for their patience and their mahi during our change process. We have been able to make better informed decisions about the areas of our structure now finalised because of their feedback.