New Zealand's health system is undergoing large structural changes. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora / Māori Health Authority have a vision for health outcomes and equity through all of its strategic and operational functions at national, regional and local levels.
Change takes time, and in the meantime, paediatric refractory epilepsy patients have access to medicalised ketogenic therapy depending on where they live.
In 2022 Ketogenic Diet Therapy NZ began providing specialist ketogenic services and support directly to some North Island (formerly known as) DHB patients and dietitians.
Access to ketogenic therapy is dependent on the usual selection criteria assessed by your neurologist. If you would like information to assist you in making a request to your neurologist/paediatrician for referral, please complete our Contact form.