Primary care teams urged to apply for quality improvement programme

Applications are open for Whakakotahi 2019, a quality improvement programme which involves the Health Quality & Safety Commission partnering with primary care teams to work on improvement projects.

Don’t underestimate the benefits of singing on mental health

An INsite reader is calling for more community singing groups to benefit people's mental health and wellbeing.

Sprott House to come under Selwyn Foundation ownership

Wellington’s iconic Sprott House is set to be taken over by a larger provider in an effort for the independent aged care provider to remain sustainable as, like many other small providers, it struggles to keep up with costs of the pay equity legislation.

Accessibility Act a step closer

The establishment of a cross-party parliamentary champions group is a step closer to seeing accessibility legislation passed.

Julie Haggie leaves the home care sector

Upon announcing her decision to step down as chief executive of the Home and Community Health Association (HCHA), Julie Haggie shares some of the highlights and challenges of the past eight years with INsite.

Seniors housing a focus at Homespace forum

Sufficient suitable homes must be built for older people and others with accessibility needs when planning for social housing in the future, Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa told Homespace forum delegates yesterday. Rachel Helyer Donaldson reports.

All suggestions welcome for new positive ageing strategy

Plans are underway to implement a new positive ageing strategy.

HealthCare NZ appoints acting chief executive

Louise Zacest has been appointed as Acting Chief Executive of HealthCare NZ following the resignation of chief executive Jaimes Wood.

Funding clarified for pay equity settlement extension

The pay equity settlement extension to include mental health and addiction support workers will be funded on an ‘actuals’ basis, as per the home and community support services sector, until the end of September.

Wood resigns as HealthCare NZ CEO

HealthCare NZ chief executive Jaimes Wood resigns


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