The Ministry of Health has published the Independent Review of COVID-19 Clusters in Aged Residential Care Facilities report.
The report was commissioned by the Director-General of Health in April to learn from clusters of COVID-19 in Aged Care facilities so New Zealand would be better placed to manage any further occurrences.
The report, includes a number of recommendations for improvements which the Ministry will be seeking feedback from the sector on. Following the feedback on the recommendations the approach, priorities and agreed actions can be confirmed.
Open letter to the Aged Residential Care sector
Dr Ashley Bloomfield has thanked the ARC sector for their hard work and dedication as they worked to ensure the safety of New Zealand’s elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
View the Letter to the aged care sector from the Director-General of Health:
- Letter to the aged care sector from the Director-General of Health (Word, 433 KB)
- Letter to the aged care sector from the Director-General of Health (PDF, 114 KB)
- Letter to the aged care sector from the Director-General of Health (Signed) (PDF 61 KB)
Action plan for the recommendations of the review
Information on how the recommendations from the Independent Review of COVID 19 Clusters in Aged Residential Care Facilities will be actioned by the Ministry of Health through 7 workstreams.