The health reforms are progressing steadily towards implementation of the Pae Ora legislation on 1 July this year.
Concurrently the interim Health NZ staff are creating an Interim NZ Health Plan which will have a 2 – 3 year horizon. We have been working relentlessly to ensure that there is a section of that health plan that is targeted at Rural Health.
To ensure the rural health needs are clear, we have worked with all members of the Inaugural Chapters of Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network to capture those needs. This has resulted in a Three Year Rural Health Plan.