March 2020

31
Mar

PPE Update 31 March

HealthCare NZ has been actively working with Ministry of Health, DHBs and Unions in response to concerns regarding PPE. Today we are very pleased to announce the following: New clinical guidance specific to our sector is being prepared by the Ministry and will be released in coming days This guidance now includes the use of masks for staff working in

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25
Mar

He Panui Uruta Ki Te Whānau

25
Mar

COVID-19: Client Update 25 March

Kia ora koutou 25 March Client Update:  Covid-19 As promised, we are keeping you updated as we work to implement our Covid-19 response plan. Our sector is considered an essential service by the Government and therefore we will continue provide services to the people we support. The advice we are providing for you is in line with Ministry of Health

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19
Mar

COVID-19: Information 19 March 2020

Kia ora As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop, HealthCare NZ is taking all possible measures to protect the people we support, family/whānau and our staff. Safety and wellbeing is our number one priority and we are monitoring what happens both here in New Zealand, and around the world. We are working closely with the Ministry of Health on

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16
Mar

Coronavirus: What you need to know March 2020

New Zealand now has five confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with the Ministry of Health advising that with continued vigilance the chance of a widespread community outbreak is low. The World Health Organisation has declared a global pandemic, and HealthCare NZ is continuing to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. Our Crisis Management Team (CMT) is making sure
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10
Mar

HealthCare NZ announces decision on organisational changes

This afternoon, HealthCare NZ staff were advised of the changes that will be made to our organisational structure. Today’s announcement follows a period of consultation and engagement with our staff, and careful consideration of feedback to the proposal document since it was released on 29 January. The changes we have made to our original proposal have been informed by the

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5
Mar

MySkill shares Infection Control Course for free to combat Coronavirus

MySkill, an NZQA registered private training establishment, has made its Infection Control eLearning material free for all New Zealanders and the Healthcare sector to access to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. MySkill is the only national training provider led by and dedicated to the aged care, disability, and home and community health sector.  The course is available on the

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