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Still The Elderly Miss Out

Sunday, 8 June 2008, 11:21 am | Healthcare Providers

Despite the Government having enough money for tax cuts and enough money to give $2,000,000,000 extra to DHBs - DHBs still claim they do not have enough money to fully compensate the elderly for inflation. More >>

DHBS Hold Back Funding From Elderly

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 10:03 am | Healthcare Providers

DHBs are holding back funding from the elderly aged care subsidy, offering an inflation adjustment of only 2.8% despite inflation running at 3.5%. More >>

NZNO Scaremonger on Staffing Ratios

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 3:18 pm | Healthcare Providers

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation claim aged care providers are not appropriately staffing their facilities, and that rigid government regulation is necessary. More >>

Caregiver Week Highlights Need For More Funding

Monday, 10 March 2008, 2:57 pm | Healthcare Providers

HealthCare Providers NZ, which represents the country's aged residential care homes, is using Caregiver Week 10 – 15 March to highlight the need for more funding for higher wages. More >>

New Research Into Aged-Care Will Assist With Needs

Thursday, 27 December 2007, 3:23 pm | Healthcare Providers

The research will repeat longitudinal studies run in 1988, 1993 and 1998 and will primarily explore the rate of institutionalisation of older people in the Waitemata, Auckland and Counties Manukau District Health Board regions. More >>

CTU peddles falsehoods to cover-up loss

Monday, 10 December 2007, 3:08 pm | Healthcare Providers

The Council of Trade Unions is continuing to peddle falsehoods as a means of diverting their members’ attention from a recent High Court decision. The CTU says it lost on a technicality and that the court case was about funding. More >>

Care Providers Win Judicial Review against DHBs

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 2:53 pm | Healthcare Providers

The High Court in Wellington has agreed with providers of quality aged care in New Zealand that District Health Boards are acting unlawfully by inserting collective agreement clauses into service agreements. More >>

Aged Care Legal Case About Ministerial Openess

Monday, 19 November 2007, 10:18 am | Healthcare Providers

Providers of quality care for elderly Kiwis are to hold the Government accountable and challenge moves by District Health Boards in a High Court case that begins in Wellington on Monday. More >>

Aged Care Providers Welcome National Initiative

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 2:51 pm | Healthcare Providers

Providers of aged care in New Zealand have welcomed the National Party discussion paper "Choice not Change for Older New Zealanders" unveiled by John Key at the HealthCare Providers NZ annual conference in Rotorua today. More >>

New Zealands First's Election Commitments Welcomed

Tuesday, 4 September 2007, 10:29 am | Healthcare Providers

The Rt Hon Winston Peters today reaffirmed New Zealand First's commitment to promote the well being of elderly New Zealanders. More >>

Conference Examines Innovation in Aged Care

Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 11:02 am | Healthcare Providers

The Healthcare Providers NZ 2007 conference will be opened by the Leader of NZ First, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, in Rotorua on Monday 3 September at 1:30pm. The theme of the conference, 'Celebrating Aged Care", focuses on innovation in aged residential ... More >>

CTU Wrong on Aged Residential Care Contracts

Friday, 20 July 2007, 5:25 pm | Healthcare Providers

Aged care providers expressed disappointment over the latest statement made by the CTU regarding the current dispute over aged care funding ( More >>

Aged Care Providers to Judicially Review DHBs

Monday, 16 July 2007, 2:13 pm | Healthcare Providers

Aged care providers are taking judicial review proceedings against District Health Boards. This follows a break down in negotiations after DHBs failed to address concerns regarding the “strings” attached to the $35 million Budget funding increase. More >>

NZNO Calculations Incorrect On Aged Care Wage Rise

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 10:17 am | Healthcare Providers

Everybody wants to see caregiver wages rise, but the NZNO ‘future’ wage assumptions, based on yesterday’s budget announcement are incorrect. More >>

Aged Residential Care Welcomes Increase

Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 4:32 pm | Healthcare Providers

HealthCare Providers NZ welcomes the Government's announcement that it will provide an extra $37.5 million each year for the next four years, on top of inflation adjustments. More >>

Aged Care Providers Support Minimum Wage Increase

Sunday, 1 April 2007, 2:41 pm | Healthcare Providers

HealthCare Providers NZ supports the minimum wage increase, but says government funding needs to increase to compensate providers for the full impact on care giver wages. More >>

Residential Care Welcomes Promise Of Extra Funding

Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 10:02 am | Healthcare Providers

The aged residential care sector welcomed a promise made today by the Minister of Health to increase funding in this year's budget. More >>

Crisis Looms For Aged Residential Care

Wednesday, 3 January 2007, 10:28 am | Healthcare Providers

A crisis is looming in the aged care sector because of chronic shortages of staff and under funding, HealthCare Providers NZ, the major organisation representing the aged care sector, said today. More >>

A New Year For Elderly Kiwis

Friday, 29 December 2006, 12:12 am | Healthcare Providers

HealthCare Providers NZ says 2007 will bring big challenges to the Government to improve care for elderly Kiwis. More >>

Care Shortage Makes Christmas A Hard Time

Wednesday, 27 December 2006, 7:13 am | Healthcare Providers

Families seeking respite care for their elderly parents are being turned away because of an ongoing shortage of beds, HealthCare Providers NZ said today. More >>