In June, the Southern DHB sought feedback on a proposal for change that intended to enable more older people to live safely and independently in their own homes in the community.
Over 85% of submissions supported the six key outcomes of the proposal. They endorsed the new model of care, and were particularly supportive of developing a care manager role for older clients with complex needs.
The Southern DHB will begin progressing the new model of care in September by seeking expressions of interest from potential proviers of the new service. Changes in service provision are not likely to start until the middle of next year, and will be introduced through a phased approach.
Consultation Feedback Summary (PDF, 440 KB)
Source: Southern DHB HOP News, Issue 5, August 2012