‘Not fit for purpose’: how the government plans to fix aged care

‘Not fit for purpose’: how the government plans to fix aged care
Seniors minister Casey Costello entered parliament in 2023 and is also minister of customs and the associate minister of health. (Image: NZME)
Gregor Thompson
The current model the aged care sector is operating in is not fit for purpose, seniors minister Casey Costello says.Last week, Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora released a particularly ominous report detailing the country’s diminishing ability to look after its elderly.Despite the NZ First and National party coalition agreement containing policy to resolve what some call a “crisis”, the government has not spoken publicly in great detail about the issue.Mindful of the report conducted by healthcare consultancy Sapere, Costello,...

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