Phil is a Geriatrician based in Waitemata DHB, and is seconded to the Ministry of Health as Chief Advisor for Healthy Ageing. He is also the Clinical Lead for the Northern Regional Alliance for Frail and Older People. Phil and his wife Sally live off grid on a lifestyle block in Dairy Flat. They keep their horses, alpacas, Glow the Golden Retriever and numerous others company
Ministry of Health Activities, 2020-2021 Since we last met in Lower Hutt 2-19, Covid-19 has dominated the MoH activities for this year. Much of what was planned was rapidly superseded by February 2020. A number of the Health Ageing Team were at times seconded to Covid-19 tasks. The outbreaks in ARC facilities rapidly became an area of attention as the realisation that such facilities were a huge risk. Business as usual has yet to return but usual business has been increasingly able to be attended to. The Labour Party Manifesto did make specific reference to the Dementia Action Plan and we look forward to gaining traction in this important area of Geriatrics.
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