National wants New Zealand to be a healthy society with a working health system, where illnesses are prevented as much as possible and care is easily accessible. Where mental health is just as important as physical health, and where you get a hip replacement regardless of whether you’re in Auckland or Southland.

That’s why National will deliver a strong economy so that we have the resources to invest in quality healthcare. Our approach will support elderly and rural New Zealanders as well as those with disabilities to play an active role in that economic growth, ensuring all Kiwis benefit.

This document is informed by the views of the many doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who work every day to deliver the care which keeps Kiwis alive and well. National will restore confidence in New Zealand’s public health system and deliver care for you, your children and whānau so that we’re a nation of happy, healthy Kiwis.

Read our Discussion Document below