New Zealand Aged Care Association Conference 2020
Aged Care in a Pandemic World
November 17th & 18th | Wellington
Nitrogenx were proud to support and attend the Aged Care Conference in Wellington last month. The conference saw over 350 attendees from Aged Care Facilities around the country come together for two days of speakers and panel discussions. The focus of the conference was the challenges and changes that were brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The opening address by Dr Ashley Bloomfield was received with admiration for a job well done, as he discussed New Zealand’s elimination strategy and the ongoing implications and opportunities we have to improve and learn. One of the panel discussions, Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Rest Homes, saw a panel that included team members from facilities that were directly impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks. It was interesting to hear their challenges, of which there were many – and not just while they were at work – and their learnings for the future.
The trade show saw a wide variety of suppliers to the aged care industry and the delegates engaged with everyone. Karen Houghton (Regional Business Manager WBOP) and Rouzelle Coetzee (Key Account Manager AKL) enjoyed their time interacting with a wide range of delegates and were excited to be able to offer a weekend away to Whangamata in our newsletter subscription prize draw.