Rest home industry receives criticism amid potential changes

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 14 September 2018, 10:50AM
Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has revealed she has asked the Ministry of Health for advice about possible reforms. Photo / Getty Images

A shake-up for the rest home sector is on the cards - including a new watchdog to help stamp out poor care.

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has revealed she has asked the Ministry of Health for advice about possible reforms, and options covered include establishing an Aged Care Commission.

Victoria Brown is the Chair of the Care Association of New Zealand and told Mike Hosking the reforms are completely unnecessary.

"I think it is absolutely ridiculous, we have all the systems in place, the government is just wasting its time."

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