Calls to action

31 May 19 Final submission sent, Thank you to everyone who sent their support  - Download STIR's submission

28 May 19 - Call to action: STIR is in the process of finalising a major submission to feed into the health sector review. The health sector review is a major opportunity to feed in ideas to transform the health sector, honour te Tiriti o Waitangi and eliminate racism.
STIR invites organisations to endorse our submission (PM me) or feel free to mine the attached draft for relevant and useful material to support your own submissions.

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To add your endorsement email: 

NOTE: submissions are due 31/5/2019

Health and Disability System review -  Submission update

The Labour-led coalition government is currently undertaking a major review of the health sector. The Review (see Terms of Reference) was established by the Minister of Health in August 2018 with the aim of 'future-proofing' NZ's health and disability services. The panel plans on consulting widely during the review process and will be seeking independent advice and analysis as well as engaging with DHBs, primary care, health professionals and the public in developing its recommendations. 


STIR will be collating a major submission into this process you are welcome to get in touch with  if you want to help. Alternatively, STIR is happy for organisations or individuals to endorse our submission or we will produce a streamlined submission for folks to adapt and submit independently.

At the moment the Ministry is seeking feedback on Phase One Questions via the online tool on the Review website or you can also email your responses to Submissions close 31 May 2019. 

Health and Disability System review

Looking ahead: Inquiry into Māori health inequalities

The Māori Affairs Select Committee has announced that it will hold an inquiry into Māori health inequalities. The terms of reference have yet to be announced. We'll keep you posted on the timetable of the inquiry and opportunities for submissions. As with the health and disability system review get in touch if you want to help.