The Health and Disability Commissioner promotes the rights of all people in New Zealand who use health and disability services.
We succeeded in closing a record number of complaints this year. 75% were resolved within 12 months.HDC Annual Report 2023
HDC receives over 2,000 complaints each year. In a small number of cases, HDC carries out a formal investigation. Read our latest decisions on investigations.Latest decisions
We have information about your rights in 25 languages, including audio resources.Your rights in different languages
Our online learning modules are designed to support your learning in a way that’s relevant for all practitioners and can be done anywhere.Online learning
If you want to know more about your rights when using health or disability services, get questions answered, or make a complaint, the Advocacy Service can help.Advocacy
We recently launched the Your Rights animated video to encourage everyone to know their rights so they can ask questions, get support and make sure their voices are heard.Videos