Tackling dementia: Protecting the rights of detained people
Chief Ombudsman | October 25, 2018
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier's presentation to the Alzheimers New Zealand conference on 25 October 2018.
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier's presentation to the Alzheimers New Zealand conference on 25 October 2018 outlined how the OPCAT provides an international platform for effecting national change to protect the human rights of some of our most vulnerable people: those with dementia who are detained in facilities.
He provided an overview of the Ombudsman’s NPM role in protecting the rights of detained people and what is currently involved in examining and monitoring the treatment of people detained in health and disability places of detention, such as within hospitals, secure care, or aged care facilities.
He also referred to the work being done to prepare for examining and monitoring the conditions and treatment of people detained in privately run aged care facilities, as mandated on 6 June 2018.
- View the Chief Ombudsman's presentation here.
- Find out more about OPCAT, the NPM function, and the work we do to protect the rights of detained people here.
- Read more about our mandate that was extended on 6 June 2018, and our accompanying fact sheet on privately run aged care facilities, here.
- Find out more about the Alzheimers NZ conference on its website here.