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Waitangi Day/Rā o Waitangi – A day to celebrate or a sombre reminder?

Published: 03 February 2023

Message from Kaitohu Matamua Māori/Director of Māori Ikimoke Tamaki-Takarei (Waikato, Tainui).

The Aged Care Commissioner says look out for older neighbours

Published: 22 December 2022

The Aged Care Commissioner says with a large population of older people living alone in Aotearoa New Zealand, the festive season is a good reminder for people to look out for their older neighbours.

Aged Care Commissioner welcomes new immigration rules

Published: 13 December 2022

The Aged Care Commissioner is welcoming the Government’s decision to fast-track nurses, midwives, and specialist doctors not already eligible, onto the immigration ‘Green List’ by 15 December 2022.

Health and Disability Commissioner concerned by lack of progress in improving maternity care

Published: 2 December 2022

The Health and Disability Commissioner is calling for urgent action to improve outcomes for whānau in the maternity system.

Commissioner marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Published: 1 December 2022

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner says health and disability services must be responsive to the needs and aspirations of disabled people and tāngata whaikaha.

Aged Care Commissioner welcomes pay increases for aged care staff

Published: 28 November 2022

The Aged Care Commissioner says pay parity for frontline community workers – many of whom work in aged care facilities – is long overdue and welcome.

HDC launches online modules for health and disability service providers

Published: 17 November 2022

HDC has launched a new series of online learning modules designed to support providers’ working knowledge and understanding of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights, and improve their management of complaints.

HDC Newsletter - September 2022

Published: 19 September 2022

HDC's stakeholder newsletter, sharing news and issues of interest with the health, social and government sector.

In this issue: Unprecedented rise in complaints; Overview of trends in COVID-19 complaints; Collective action needed says Aged Care Commissioner; Case study: Critical assessment vital when patients present on multiple occasions with the same symptoms.