The terms of reference for the Royal Commission in to Aged Care have been established, The Honourable Justice Joseph McGrath and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO have been appointed Commissioners. Temporary recruitment is underway for support staff predominantly in Adelaide and a small number nationally.
Royal Commissions run on tight timeframes and an interim report is expected by 31 October 2019. Requests for information from providers may start as early as December 2018 and January 2019. It will pay to be prepared.
The scope of the Royal Commission is vast and the key focus is on the conduct of Approved Providers. There will be many stories that will be hard to hear and the media will take great interest in an organisation where issues are highlighted.
Based on previous Royal Commissions no doubt consumer interest will be high and thousands of submissions will be provided to the Royal Commission. Consumers are quite simply demanding more and the public will be closely watching as information comes to light.
Understanding the quality of care provided and constantly challenging whether this is adequate or …