Māori health has been in 'poor state for decades' but stops short of saying it's in a crisis
On Friday, the biggest transformation in New Zealand's public health system took place where 20 district health boards were dissolved and replaced by one centralised entity, Health New Zealand. Working alongside it will be the Māori Health Authority.
The upheaval comes as COVID-19 and the winter flu overwhelm an exhausted workforce.
One day into their jobs, the bosses of Health NZ and Māori Health Authority joined Newshub Nation to discuss their vision for their new roles and both said they weren't daunted by the challenge but privileged to be in their roles.