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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.

31/10/2019: COTA Australia Media Release re Interim Report

MEDIA RELEASE: Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report provides Government the mandate to commence transformation by December MYEFO

COTA Australia congratulated the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on its “Interim Report: Neglect”, which has recognised not only the neglect of older people within the aged care system, but also the neglect of successive Governments, that have failed to implement many recommendations from over 18 government inquiries.

Read the full media release here

31/10/2019: Interim Report submitted and tabled in Parliament

The Commissioners were required to provide an interim report by 31 October 2019, this interim report has now been released with the title Neglect. Download the report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety website - you can also order a hard copy of the report via the website.

14/10/2019: Vale Commissioner the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC

At its hearing in Melbourne this morning, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety marked the passing of the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC. Commissioner Tracey died on Friday, 11 October, after a short illness. He was 71. Hearings continue - find out more here https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/default.aspx

25/7/2019: Adelaide Community Forum

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety invites members of the public to attend a community forum in Adelaide, South Australia on 12 August. The forum is an opportunity to hear about the work of the Royal Commission and to provide your ideas on the challenges, strengths and opportunities for improvement in aged care. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/adelaide-community-forum-royal-commission-into-aged-care-registration-65144626331

24/6/2019: Perth Public Hearing

The Perth hearing of the Royal Commission, 24 June – 28 June 2019, will inquire into the nature of person-centred care, advanced care planning and palliative care services.

21/6/2019: Broome Public Hearing Transcripts

The transcripts of the Broome hearing of the Royal Commission with a focus on care in remote areas, unique care needs of Indigenous Australians and issues of access and inclusion are now available - https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

20/5/2019: Sydney Public Hearing Transcripts

The transcripts of the Sydney public hearing which was about residential aged care, with a focus on care for people living with dementia are now available - https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

30/4/2019: Sydney Public Hearing

The Sydney public hearing will be held between the 6-8 May and the 13-17 May. For more information visit the webpage https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/hearings/2019/sydney-hearing.aspx

25/3/2019: Transcripts Second Adelaide Hearing - Aged Care in the Home

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

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