Aged care and COVID-19: a special report

The report is the result of a hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety into the impact of COVID-19 on aged care, which was held in Sydney from 10 to 13 August 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest challenge Australia’s aged care sector has faced. Those who have suffered the most have been the residents, their families and aged care staff. This report makes six recommendations, among them, a requirement that the Australian Government report to the Australian Parliament on the progress of their implementation.

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Topics:
Aged care and older people, Emergency management

Author:
Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO

Source:
Aged Care Royal Commission

Date published:
Thu 1st Oct, 2020