Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Help shape future of health for older people

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

Associate Minister of Health

13 July 2016

Help shape future of health for older people

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is urging people to make their views known on the Health of Older People (HOP) Strategy which is now released for consultation.

“We are living longer than ever, which is a blessing. We can add quality to life through a focus on healthy ageing and empowering people to live well,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says.

“The first HOP Strategy was released in 2002. We now have this important opportunity to set a better direction for the health of older people. I envisage older people ageing well, and being healthy, connected, and respected.”

“It is important that we are doing the best we can for vulnerable older people, especially those with complex needs and those at the end of their lives.”

“The health system needs to be co-ordinated and responsive to older people’s wishes. They need to feel safe and supported to openly discuss and plan their end of life care,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says.

The Strategy follows on from the New Zealand Health Strategy which aims to ensure all New Zealanders live well, stay well and get well.

“The Strategy was developed through targeted engagement with older people, their families and communities. Professionals across the health and social sectors also worked closely with the Ministry and provided valuable content for the Strategy.”

“The Ministry of Health will host a series of regional meetings in major centres and provide resources for people to hold workshops in smaller communities,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says.

“People may also voice their opinions on an online forum. I hope we will see close interest and engagement on the Strategy over the next eight weeks.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour Refusing To Lead A Progressive Drugs Policy

Once again, Labour has chosen not to use (a) its parliamentary majority and (b) the huge mandate it was given at the last election in order to (c) bring about progressive social change. Once again, Labour seems to regard its main purpose for being in power as being to keep National and Act out of power. Will Labour for instance, overhaul our out-dated, unsafe, and unjust laws on drugs? No, it will not... More>>


Agriculture: Government To Phase Out Live Exports By Sea

The Government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high ... More>>


Norman Gemmell: New Zealand’s New Housing Policy Is Really Just A New Tax Package — And It’s A Shambles

Norman Gemmell , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Economists like to talk about “optimal policy instruments” — essentially, policies that achieve their objectives more effectively or efficiently than the alternatives, and ... More>>

Climate Change: Emissions Report Shows Urgent Action Needed

Every part of Government will need to take urgent action to bring down emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today in response to the recent rise in New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions. The latest annual inventory of New ... More>>


Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>


Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>




InfoPages News Channels