BaptistCare welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, as announced on 16 September 2018. The Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission are available here https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/Pages/Terms-of-reference.aspx
There is increasing community concern about the quality of aged care and we believe close examination will ensure continuous improvements and increased transparency over the care provided for all people receiving aged care.
Appointed Commissioners The Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO are required to provide an interim report by 31 October, 2019 and a final report by 30 April, 2020.
The first round of submissions requested from the top 100 providers were to be submitted on 7 January 2019. The remaining providers were given until the 8 February to make their submission. BaptistCare submitted our response on 7 January.
The first preliminary hearing was held on Friday 18 February in Adelaide and the Commission will conduct hearings in all capital cities and a number of regional locations. View live webcasts of hearings here.
BaptistCare has formed a Royal Commission Project Team and Board Committee who oversaw the collation and review of material for our first submission. The Group will continue to operate during the course of the Royal Commission to ensure we are ready to respond to any further requests made by the Commission.
BaptistCare will continue to update this website as the Royal Commission progresses.
If you have any questions please send all inquiries to: RoyalCommissionInfo@baptistcare.org.au