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Vision 2030 and beyond – Aotearoa New Zealand has been launched

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has launched Vision 2030 and beyond – Aotearoa New Zealand, an initiative to achieve timely access to eye healthcare for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, for public consultation. RANZCO representatives have already commenced stakeholder discussions including meeting with the Health Minister, Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall earlier this week for a constructive conversation about realising the aims of the plan.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s population is aging and the demand on eye health services continues to increase rapidly. Waitlists continue to grow. Manageable eye conditions are left untreated because patients cannot access care. These only become less manageable with time. The need for change is even more acute for many Māori and Pasifika communities, who are affected by major inequities in care and consequently poorer vision outcomes.

RANZCO’s New Zealand Branch Chair, Dr Liz Insull explains “Vision 2030 and beyond defines the barriers to equitable access to eye healthcare for all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. In doing so, Vision 2030 and beyond outlines an ambitious plan of work to remove these barriers.”

Vision 2030 and beyond is a work in progress and has been developed by RANZCO in collaboration with partners in the eye care space.

Invest in the vision by providing your suggestions at policy@ranzco.edu before 15 July 2023.

For more information,  please read the press release.

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Last updated: May 5, 2023

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