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Plea to not let regulation get in the way of innovation

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Aged care in Australia appears to be heading toward the same risk-averse culture that exists in England, warns a visiting aged care executive.

Ed Russell, who is director of innovation and development at not-for-profit residential aged care provider WCS Care in Warwickshire, England, said care scandals in the UK a couple of years ago have led to a risk-averse culture among both providers and quality inspectors.

“Just hearing the conversations here, it sounds and feels familiar and I am worried about the repercussions,” Mr Russell told Australian Ageing Agenda.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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