27 Feb 2013

Resthome care now improved, MPs told

2:47 pm on 27 February 2013

The standard of care and services in resthomes has improved since problems were identified several years ago, MPs have been told.

The Office of the Auditor-General said in a report in December 2009 that arrangements used to certify and audit resthomes were inadequate and recommended that the Health Ministry and district health boards address the weaknesses.

The office, which issued a follow-up report last September, briefed Parliament's Health Select Committee on progress since 2009 on Wednesday.

Assistant auditor-general Mike Scott told MPs there is still scope for further improvements, but things are looking up.