With New Zealanders lives and wellbeing relying on the health sector, standards are a critical tool to ensuring good practice when you need it most.
The health sector relies on international and Joint Australian/New Zealand standards to underpin the quality and reliability of the tools used across the gamut of services; from occupational health, x-ray equipment and mobility aids to record-keeping, protective personal equipment and sterilisation products to name just a few.
The recent consolidation of four standards into NZS 8134:2021 Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard has led the way for modern culturally responsive and consistent practice to benefit the lives of thousands of New Zealanders across the country.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 3, which covers good health and wellbeing.
Discover more about our work in the sector:
- Consolidation and collaboration at the core of Ngā Paerewa health and disability services standard
- Standards at the heart of healthcare
- Is your mask made to standard?
NZS 8134:2021 Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard
The Ministry of Health has sponsored the new NZS 8134:2021 Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard along with previous standards now superseded by NZS 8134:2021. The health care services standards are the result of a partnership between Standards New Zealand and the Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora (MOH).
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Represent the sector
You could have a role to play in shaping the future of standards you and your peers use. If you have skills, experience or a unique perspective in your industry you could contribute on a standards development committee – whether for New Zealand, joint Australian/New Zealand or international ISO or IEC standards. Complete an expression of interest here: