Summary of publication
This document reports on progress made by the Health Transport package of support over the course of the year. In 2014, the Health Transport Team undertook to repair and stabilize the Ministry of Health’s fleet of Ambulances and Multifunctions. These vehicles are used to transfer patients and also undertake logistical tasks in support of the health service. When the project first commenced, fleet availability was 56 per cent nationally. A lack of available vehicles resulted in adverse patient outcomes, poor access to health care and criticism from both the community and media. By December, every Ambulance location had at least one operational vehicle resulting in 100 per cent coverage. Multifunction availability reached 85 per cent.