The Ministry of Health has come in for some strong criticism in a new performance review released today.
The report by the State Services Commission has ranked the Ministry as "weak" on financial sustainability, governance, leadership and culture.
The report scored the Ministry more positively on vision and the development of the New Zealand health strategy.
Health Minister David Clark says a new report on the Ministry of Health is an indictment on the previous Government's nine years of neglect and under-resourcing.
Earlier this week the Director General of Health Chai Chuah announced he would be stepping down from the role.