All Ministry of Health employees, both permanent and fixed-term, will receive a personal letter tomorrow clarifying their roles and any impact on them over changes in health structures initiated by the government last year.
Director-general Stephen McKernan informed staff last week that on March 17 he would be releasing a discussion document outlining a proposal for consultation on a ministry structure to support the new model of planning and funding, and delivering the Government’s broader health objectives.
Deputy director-general Margie Apa says the document will outline a proposal to address the following key issues:
· supporting the establishment of the National Health Board
· being clearer about accountabilities across the ministry and reducing replication of functions
· taking another look at the way ministry staff approach their work as a ministry
· managing the ministry’s full-time equivalent employees pathway to 1390 by June 30.
The personal letters will accompany the discussion document.