East Health Trust was established as a Primary Health Organisation (PHO) on 1st July 2003 and provides primary health care services in the Howick, Pakuranga, Beachlands, Maraetai and Clevedon regions.
Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) was established on 1 January 2001 under the provisions of the New Zealand Public Health & Disability Act 2000 (NZPH&D Act). CMDHB is responsible for the funding of health and disability services and for the provision of hospital and related services for the people of Counties Manukau (Manukau City, and Franklin and Papakura Districts) as set out in the DHB functions and objectives in the Act.
Health and Disability Commissioner
The Health and Disability Commissioner Act was enacted in October 1994. The Act created the Office of the Commissioner – with the role of promoting and protecting the rights of health and disability consumers, and facilitating the fair, simple, speedy, and efficient resolution of complaints – together with a national network of independent advocates, under the Director of Advocacy, and an independent prosecutor, the Director of Proceedings.
The College recognises the status of the Treaty of Waitangi and accepts its principles of partnership, participation and active protection derived from the treaty, as the guide to relationships between Maori and the Crown. The College will endeavour to incorporate these principles into its activities