Radius Care: Retirement village chain to allow visitors for residents' mental health

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 7:32PM
Radius Waipuna will defy ministry guidelines and open on Tuesday. (Photo / Radius)
Radius Waipuna will defy ministry guidelines and open on Tuesday. (Photo / Radius)

Radius Care: Retirement village chain to allow visitors for residents' mental health

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 7:32PM

A big call from an NZX-listed retirement village chain in Auckland.

Radius Care has decided that nine weeks in lockdown is more than enough and decided to allow visitors back for the mental health of their residents, despite Ministry of Health guidelines.

Founder and chairman Brien Cree told Andrew Dickens the decision stems from the inevitability of living with Covid.

“If we’re going to start living with it from our point of view as a company, we have the most vulnerable people but they also are in the twilight years of their life. So we decided we can’t keep keeping these families apart, it’s just not right. It’s not why all of us are in aged care.”

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