Are you registered for NZACA’s 2017 conference yet? You need to get registered today if you want to take advantage of the early bird registration price!

Last week we gave you 10 reasons why you should register. Here are two more:

Awards entry deadline extended

Due to the workload and pressure created by the implementation of the pay equity settlement, the NZACA has decided to extend the close off date of the 2017 NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards until 5 pm on Wednesday, 26 July, giving members more time to work on their entries and get them to us.

There are seven award categories and all entries are eligible for the EBOS Healthcare Overall Excellence in Aged Care Award.

  •  Invacare Small Operator Industry Award
  • Medi Map Community Connections Award
  • ArjoHuntleigh Training and Staff Development Award
  • QPS Benchmarking Innovative Delivery Award
  • Jackson Van Interiors Built and Grown Environment Award
  • Leecare Solutions Stand-out Individual Award
  • VCare Legendary Service to the Aged Residential Care Sector Award

All category information and entry forms are available online.

Political Panel mere days away from Election Day

Delegates won’t want be late from their morning tea break on Day 2 of the conference. Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill will facilitate a political panel, consisting of representatives from all the major political parties.

With the election a mere 17 days away, it is bound to be a contentious debate as panellists discuss what is the right path for New Zealand’s aged care sector.

Panellists include the chair of the Health Select Committee, Simon O’Connor; Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson Jenny Salesa; NZ First’s Fletcher Tabuteau; Metiria Turei from the Green Party; and the Hon Te Ururoa Flavell from the Maori Party.

Panellists will be asked to address the areas of their party health policies particularly relating to aged residential care, immigration, the pay equity settlement and the ARRC contract. Each representative will get five minutes to address delegates, before a question and answer session.  The audience will also get an opportunity to ask questions.

NZACA’s 2017 conference will be held at Rotorua Energy Events Centre from 5-7 September. More information on the NZACA 2017 conference can be found here.

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