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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

About

On Tuesday 9 October Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

This follows more than 5,000 submissions received from aged care consumers, families, carers, aged care workers, health professionals and providers.

The Royal Commission's interim report is to be provided by 31 October 2019, and its final report no later than 30 April 2020

News and Information

Watch this space, here we'll post information and updates to keep you posted on what's happening.

18/3/2019: Second Adelaide Hearing - Aged Care in the Home

The second Adelaide hearing is in session this week with the focus being on aged care in the home. Visit Adelaide Hearing 2: Aged Care in the Home for more information or watch the live webcast here https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/Webcast.aspx

12/3/2019: Next hearings

The next set of hearings are scheduled for Adelaide from the 18th to the 22nd of March. Visit Adelaide Hearing 2: Aged Care in the Home for more information

4/3/2019: Community Forums

In addition to submissions and hearings the commission will undertake a series of forums, visit the Community Forums page for more information

25/2/2019: Transcripts for the second week of witness hearings now available

The transcripts for the second week of hearings are all available now at: https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

18/2/2019: Transcripts for the first week of witness hearings now available

The transcripts for the first week of hearings are all available now at: https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

12/2/2019: Transcript for the first day of witness hearings now available

The transcript is available now for the first day of witness hearings in Adelaide - witnesses on the first day included Barbara Spriggs and Clive Spriggs, family members of Oakden Resident Bob Spriggs, and COTA Australia CE, Ian Yates. Access transcripts here https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

5/2/2019: Information for individuals making a submission

The Royal Commission has invited submissions from interested members of the public and institutions. If you would like to have your say, COTA SA has produced a guide to assist you with the process - download guide here

28/1/2019: Adelaide Hearings scheduled

The first Adelaide hearings of the Royal Commission are to be held from the 11th to 13th February and the 18th to the 22nd from 10am. They will hear about key features of the aged care, quality, safety and complaints system, about how that system works in practice and at a general level. Visit the Hearings page for more information

23/1/2019: Transcript of Preliminary Public Hearing

The transcript of the Preliminary Hearing can be found here https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

8/1/2019: Understanding the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

If you weren't able to make it to the event we co-hosted in December, here's a second chance to hear the speakers and have your questions about the Royal Commission answered. Click on the links below to watch each of the talks.

Hearings

Submissions

The commission invites members of the public to make submissions with their concerns and experiences.  For more information and to make a submission vis it the Royal Commission website: 
https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/submissions/Pages/default.aspx