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Ministry of Health Targets

Health TargetsHealth targets are a set of six national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services.

They are reviewed annually to ensure they align with health priorities.

The current health targets are:

  • shorter stays in emergency departments
  • improved access to elective surgery
  • faster cancer treatment
  • increased immunisation
  • better help for smokers to quit
  • more heart and diabetes checks
  • raising healthy kids

Updated health target results are published every quarter.

View the health targets reports for the year 2015/16 on district health board performance against the health targets.