Webinar – Omicron Preparedness for New Zealand Aged Residential Care

For those who were unable to join: On Monday 31st of January, HCSL hosted a free webinar presented by both Gillian Robinson of HCSL and Anna Blackwell Owner Operator of Cook St Nursing care, in which they talked about preparedness for the possible Omicron outbreak in aged care across New Zealand and Anna spoke about how she responded when a staff member had a positive RAT test. They were also joined by Rhonda Sherriff (Clinical Advisor for NZACA and fellow NLG member) Followed by an opportunity for people to ask questions.

Below we have a video of the Webinar, please view and share with whoever you feel it may be of help to. 

Gillian, Anna and Rhonda are on the NZACA Nursing Leadership Group and would like to share their knowledge with everyone who is facing this challenge ahead in the ARC sector

End Of Life Act HCSL

End of Life Choice Act implementation – 7th Nov 2021

End Of Life Choice Act HCSL

As you will be aware, assisted dying will be legally available in New Zealand from November 7 when the End-of-Life Choice Act 2019 comes into effect.

The introduction of assisted dying means that a person with a terminal illness who meets the eligibility criteria can request medication to relieve their suffering and end their life.

The Act sets out the legal framework and a high-level process for accessing assisted dying, including strict eligibility criteria and safeguards.

Assisted dying is not a replacement for palliative care or health care services more generally. It provides another option for people with a terminal illness in certain circumstances.

Assisted dying remains illegal until 7 November 2021.  The Ministry of Health will be responsible for the Act and has an implementation programme underway to implement the assisted dying service.


This may impact hospitals, care facilities and retirement villages across the country in an entirely new way, so we at Healthcare Compliance Solutions Ltd have been following the Ministry of Health’s guidance along the way, to ensure our policies and procedures help our new and existing clients through the process, as best as possible.

If you would like to learn more about how Healthcare Compliance Solutions can help you and your orgnisation.