Let­ters to the Ed­i­tor

Shepparton News - - OPINION -

there have been ex­am­ples of un­ac­cept­able fail­ures that must be pre­vented from hap­pen­ing in the fu­ture.

To this end, the Royal Com­mis­sion aims to:

● ex­am­ine is­sues and ex­am­ples of what is not work­ing — where the aged care sys­tem has failed; and

● ex­plore what needs to change to in or­der to meet the chang­ing needs and ex­pec­ta­tions of the grow­ing num­bers of older Aus­tralians.

Along with all aged care providers across the coun­try, Shep­par­ton Vil­lages is re­spond­ing to a re­quest from the Royal Com­mis­sion for in­for­ma­tion.

The first hear­ing is on Jan­uary 18 and the com­mis­sion aims to de­liver an in­terim re­port in Oc­to­ber next year, with a fi­nal re­port in April 2020.

How­ever, in re­al­ity, the tim­ing is up to the com­mis­sion­ers to de­ter­mine.

Car­ing for older Aus­tralians is an is­sue of na­tional im­por­tance and is too im­por­tant not to get right.

While this process might be chal­leng­ing in many ways in the shorter term, we trust it will be in ev­ery­one’s in­ter­ests mov­ing for­ward.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about Shep­par­ton Vil­lages or to dis­cuss any con­cerns about the Royal Com­mis­sion process, please phone Kerri Rivett on 5832 0800.

You can also find out more and fol­low the progress of the Royal Com­mis­sion at aged­care.roy­al­com­mis­sion. gov.au

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