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RC ‘committed to systemic reform’ of cruel, failing system

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The aged care royal commissioners have rejected industry calls for a significant increase in government funding to aged care before the end of the inquiry due the need for a major transformation, their interim report shows.

However, Commissioners Richard Tracey and Lynelle Briggs have flagged chemical restraint as one of three areas requiring “urgent action” in their report titled Neglect tabled in parliament on Thursday.

In the three-volume report, they describe the aged care system as a “shocking tale of neglect,” say “this cruel and harmful system must be changed” and raise questions about a market-oriented approach.

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

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