This report summarises the major achievements in the priority areas of the New Zealand public health service in 2013. Achievements are grouped according to medium-term priorities set by the Government. These priorities are consistent with the broad goals of the New Zealand Health Strategy and the National Strategy for Quality Improvement. The priorities are:
- health targets
- Better Public Services
- Whānau Ora
- clinical integration
- investing for our future
- financial management and sustainability
- ensuring quality and safety.
This report fulfils the Minister of Health’s responsibilities, set out in the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Act), to report annually on the progress in implementing the:
- New Zealand Health Strategy (section 8 of the Act)
- National Strategy for Quality Improvement (section 9 of the Act).