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GP referrals and access to hospital services

Published: 7 May 2020
Response from Minister of Health

GP referrals and access to hospital services


Published: 16 April 2020
Letter to Minister of Health


Health & Disability Commissioner supports government pay cut initiatives

Published: 16 April 2020
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill, together with Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan and Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall announced this morning that they will each donate 20 per cent of their salary to charities for six months. All three are appointed by the Governor-General.


COVID-19

Published: 26 March 2020
New Zealand moved to Alert Level 4 in the response to COVID-19 at 11:59PM on 25 March 2020. 

Commissioner moving on from HDC after a decade

Published: February 2020
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill confirmed that his current term, which ends later this year, will be his last.


Response to release of surgical mesh report

Published: December 2019
The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner acknowledged the release today of the report detailing the harm caused by surgical mesh and the experiences of those people at the centre of the report.


Report highlights inequity of mental health service quality and outcomes for Māori

Published: December 2019
This Monitoring Indicator Update tracks progress made on key measures regarding the quality of mental health and addiction services over five years to 2017 and 2017/18.