Aged care sector under 'extreme pressure', report details

Aged care sector under 'extreme pressure', report details
Health New Zealand building on 133 Molesworth Street, Wellington. (Image: Gregor Thompson)
Gregor Thompson
A Health New Zealand/Te Whatu Ora commissioned report undertaken by healthcare consultancy Sapere has laid bare the state of New Zealand’s aged care sector.The report, released on Wednesday, exposed how funding shortfalls have exacerbated inequities and left families increasingly carrying the burden for the country’s elderly.“We do not have confidence that current policy settings will enable the delivery of appropriate levels of care for New Zealand’s older population in the medium term,” the report read.“The...

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