About this item

Issue date:
9 December 2022
Corporate Author:
Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora
Document date:
1 October 2022
Evaluation & review

This a high-level summary of the Te Whatu Ora Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) team's Lessons Learnt – Operational health perspective of the evolution of the MIQ system, and its role in the COVID-19 Response.​

It is important to understand that we only asked those involved in the health part of the MIQ system for their thoughts. MBIE have done a similar review with the wider MIQ system. ​

As the MIQ system was decommissioned, the Te Whatu Ora Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) team began a series of ‘lessons learnt’ workshops with key operational stakeholders from across the health system. ​This included workshops with key stakeholders before the Health Reform changes took place on 1 July 2022. Those stakeholders were District Health Board operational and clinical leaders, including Infection Prevention and Control and Medical Officers of Health from the five Public Health Units that had MIQ facilities in their regions.  ​

The discussions in the workshops were themed to provide a collective ‘health view’ on the evolution of the MIQ system, its role in the COVID-19 Response, and the key learnings that should be taken forward into any future MIQ response. ​