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Parliament to launch aged care inquiry following National/NZ First coalition agreement – NZ Herald 24 May 2024

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Parliament’s health select committee is set to begin an inquiry into the aged care system, focusing on early-onset conditions like dementia. This initiative, part of the National and New Zealand First coalition agreement, complements Health New Zealand’s ongoing review aimed at creating a consistent national approach to aged care. With New Zealand’s aging population expected to peak in the next three decades, Aged Care Association CEO Tracey Martin welcomes the inquiry, highlighting the urgent need to address current shortfalls and future demands. The inquiry seeks to explore sustainable service models and address significant workforce pressures and ethnic inequities within the sector.

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