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Update on the Royal Commission

The Federal Government announced a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in October 2018.

Since the first preliminary hearing held in Adelaide on 18 January 2019, nine public hearings, plus nine community forums have been held across six states and territories.

The public hearings have been followed with interest on the commentary so far. Hearings to date have heard evidence on a variety of topics including home care, residential care, person-centred care, advance care planning and palliative care, carers and much more.

There are three more hearings to be held prior to the interim report which is due on 31 October, with the Commission extended to November 2020 to provide the Commissioners an extension to hear more evidence and conduct their enquiries. It is envisaged that these upcoming sessions will cover such topics as staffing, financing, the interface between aged care and primary health sectors, plus younger people and people with a disability living in residential care.

For more information, visit the Royal Commission website.

ACH Group has welcomed the Royal Commission as an opportunity to address issues and opportunities within Australia’s aged care system and improve the quality of care for all.

ACH Group strongly supports the work of the Royal Commission because it:

  • is committed to continual improvement and transparency
  • values its passionate and dedicated workforce and recognises the great service they provide with empathy and professionalism
  • wants the aged care sector to be strengthened through industry-wide improvements so all older Australians have access to affordable, quality care and services that meet their changing needs as they age.

As part of ACH Group’s commitment to excellence, feedback on our services and the care provided to residents and customers is always welcomed via www.achgroup.org.au/contact/feedback or by calling 1300 22 44 77.