Approximately 3,000 submissions have been received so far on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into the aged care sector, with just one day left before online submissions close.
The submissions have been received online from community groups, residents, their families, aged care providers and other stakeholders and is a measure of Australians’ interest in the Royal Commission.
Clearly, people are wanting to have their say on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission, which will provide the Government with important recommendations on the aged care sector. These recommendations will impact on virtually all Australians – including providers, aged care staff and, most importantly, seniors and their families.”
Submissions will be analysed and help shape the Terms of Reference. They can be sent to https://consultations.health.gov.au/ until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, 25 September 2018). Written submissions can be sent to email@example.com and will be received until the Terms of Reference are finalised.
In the past week, Minister Wyatt has met three times with representatives from consumers, families, workforce, peak bodies, large providers, and the National Aged Care Alliance. The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, attended one of these meetings. This week, Minister Wyatt will hold four roundtables in Sydney – two with consumer representatives, one with aged care workers, and one with providers.
The Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in residential and home aged care to senior Australians, and also include young Australians with disabilities living in residential aged care settings.
The Government is also asking that anyone with concerns about quality and safety of care immediately report these matters to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner on 1800 550 552, or lodge a complaint online.
Complaints can be made completely anonymously.
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