NEWS

Voices of people in residential care the Health Quality and Safety Commission organised and series of interview with people living in ARRC – its lovely to hear the voice of consumers directly.  Have a look at real people real voices of those you care for

Medical Certificate of Cause of Death:  (HP4720) form for the death of a person over 28 days of age.  Can be completed by Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.  Can now be commpleted on line – see “getting started” on this ministry of health webpage

Bariatric Equipment Principles for Cost Sharing  Bariatric  needs in Age related residential care (for long-term residents funded under the ARRC agreement) can be complex especially where there are multiple co-morbidities.  The guidelines are a useful starting point for conversations with ARRC providers, clinical staff, and DHB clinicians about cost sharing for these patients.   Waikato DHB is working internally to ensure a pathway for discharge planning for people with bariatric needs that interfaces with the attached flowchart.