Hamilton rest home staff failed to deliver ‘best practice’ emergency care: Coroner

Hamilton rest-home staff have been rebuked for failing to deliver "best practice" emergency care to an unconscious woman.

Reduction of worker hours at Southland facilities challenged

The NZNO is challenging proposed staffing changes at two facilities run by Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS), saying they will reduce standards of patient care and put extra strain on nursing and care staff, and...

InterRAI takes on board 10 recommendations

Cathy Cooney, Chair of the interRAI NZ Governance Board, says the independent review of interRAI and its 10 recommendations are helping to make interRAI more user-friendly and sustainable.

Glaucoma – the silent thief of sight

This World Glaucoma Week, 10-16 March, the Blind Foundation encourages those at risk of glaucoma to take steps to avoid preventable blindness before it is too late.

New interRAI standards a step in the right direction

The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.

Grey flight: how likely are baby boomers to retire overseas?

RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON weighs up the pros and cons of Kiwis retiring abroad.

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.

New Zealand’s first Dementia Action Plan drafted

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation said, “we do not have a comprehensive and affordable plan for coping with the tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way…we cannot wait to take action. The job...

Ombudsman to monitor rest homes

The Ombudsman is to monitor and inspect residential aged care facilities, but who will foot the cost?

Aged Care Commission “unnecessary”, says sector

The residential aged care sector does not support establishing an Aged Care Commission saying it would just add another layer of bureaucracy.


Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...