Opin­ions sought on aged care

Alpine Observer - - News -

FED­ERAL In­de­pen­dent Mem­ber for Indi Cathy McGowan is en­cour­ag­ing Indi res­i­dents and aged care providers to make a sub­mis­sion to the Royal Com­mis­sion into Aged Care Qual­ity and Safety.

Ms McGowan spoke in Par­lia­ment last year of the im­por­tance of Indi’s aged care providers and the need for a strong part­ner­ship with gov­ern­ment to en­sure ad­e­quate fund­ing and re­sourc­ing is avail­able, par­tic­u­larly for providers in age­ing ru­ral pop­u­la­tions such as the Alpine Shire.

“The 2018 Indi Bud­get Sur­vey showed 79.4 per cent of re­spon­dents ranked aged care and health as a very im­por­tant is­sue. Mak­ing a sub­mis­sion to the royal com­mis­sion will en­sure Indi’s voice is heard,” Ms McGowan said.

The royal com­mis­sion was an­nounced on Oc­to­ber 8 2018 and of­fers a sur­vey for aged care providers as well wel­com­ing sub­mis­sions from the gen­eral pub­lic. The clos­ing date for sub­mis­sions will be an­nounced later in 2019.

“I en­cour­age aged care providers to fill out the sur­vey and mem­bers of the pub­lic to make sub­mis­sions so a com­plete un­der­stand­ing of the is­sues fac­ing the sec­tor can be as­cer­tained,” Ms McGowan said.

Visit https://aged­care.roy­al­com­mis­sion.gov.au/sub­mis­sions/Pages/de­fault.aspx for more in­for­ma­tion and to make a sub­mis­sion.

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