The Health and Disability Commissioner promotes the rights of all people in New Zealand who use health and disability services.
Kia noho ora tonu ngā kaumātua. Older people deserve to lead valued, connected and fulfilling lives.Read more
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
Charmaine Pene, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, is the new Director of Advocacy.HDC announces new Director of Advocacy, Charmaine Pene
The Health and Disability Commissioner is pleased to see that an updated informed consent statement for medical student involvement in clinical care has been developed.Read more
Commissioner Morag McDowell discusses the impacts that delays in care can have on people's mental and physical wellbeing.Read more
The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights continues to apply.COVID-19 concerns and complaints