Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Royal CommissionThe Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will provide an interim report by 31 October 2019 and a final report by 30 April 2020. The Commissioners are Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC and Lynelle Briggs AO.

Hearings are streamed live and daily transcripts transcripts are published of proceedings.

Adelaide Hearing 1 (11-22 February) explored perspectives on the aged care system as it presently exists. Adelaide Hearing 2 (18-22 March) will consider aged care in the home. It is expected the May hearing will be held in Sydney and consider residential care, dementia, quality and safety.

The May hearing was held in Sydney and considered residential care, with a focus on care for people living with dementia.

The next hearings will commence in on 17 June in Broome, then 24 June in Perth.

Future hearings are expected to be held in the weeks commencing 8 July, 15 July, 29 July, 5 August, 9 September, 8 October, 14 October, 4 November, 11 November and 9 December 2019. The location of each hearing will be announced as arrangements are finalised.

A number of Background Papers have been published.

LASA Member Support Services

LASA has partnered with our vast Affiliate network to provide Members with the trusted and high-level support and advice that will be required to successfully navigate the Royal Commission process.

As your peak body we will provide Members with relevant and timely information and insights, and industry-specific expertise and services, to assist you in these times.

Across the full spectrum of legal, governance and risk, finance, media and public relations, employee relations, accreditation, and peer support, LASA and our Affiliates are here for you.

To discuss your needs, please contact the relevant LASA Advisors or Affiliates listed in our Royal Commission Directory of Support Services.

For further information please contact LASA Aged Care Royal Commission Project Coordinator Jane Bacot-Kilpatrick via janeb@lasa.asn.au