five themes

The Ministry of Health as released the final Health Strategy.

The strategy has two parts:

  1. New Zealand Health Strategy: Future Direction – this sets out the overarching direction of the health system over 10 years.
  2. New Zealand Health Strategy: Roadmap of Actions 2016 – identifies 27 areas for action over five years.

NZCCSS notes and supports the inclusion of a specific Action (10) to support older people with high and complex needs in both residential facilities, or living at home.

NZCCSS submission raised the need to include in its planning specific actions to manage New Zealand’s ageing population.

Read full NZCCSS submission and previous post here