Royal Commission into Quality and Safety in Aged Care
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018 and required and authorised to inquire into the following matters:
- the quality of aged care services provided to Australians, the extent to which those services meet the needs of the people accessing them, the extent of substandard care being provided, including mistreatment and all forms of abuse, the causes of any systemic failures, and any actions that should be taken in response;
- how best to deliver aged care services
- the future challenges and opportunities for delivering accessible, affordable and high quality aged care services
- what can be done to strengthen the system of aged care services to ensure high quality and safe services
- how to ensure that aged care services are person‑centred, including through allowing people to exercise greater choice, control and independence in relation to their care, and improving engagement with families and carers on care‑related matters;
- how best to deliver aged care services in a sustainable way.
Submissions on sexual assault
A number of submission on sexual assault were provided to the Commission. We are currently gathering the submissions and will share them on this page. We look forward to the Commission's response to addressing the problem of sexual assault in aged care.
- Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of the OPAL Institute: here
- others to follow
Commission's response to sexual assault
We will share the Commission's response here.