Wayne Belcher
Wayne Belcher Feb 19, 2020

Six attributes of good ‘leadership’ in aged care

This is likely a longer piece than usual, but I think important as we all consider the place of leadership mid-way through the term of appointment of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. I have been asked many times over the years as a CEO to define leadership. There are of course quotes such as “It is an art, rather than a science”. Or “You can tell if you are a leader when there is someone following...
Wayne Belcher

Wayne Belcher

CEO Of Braemar Presbyterian Care

Having entered aged care early in his career, Wayne Belcher (OAM) has held roles including Chief Executive of Bethanie as well as Director and Interim Chief Executive of Baptistcare WA and CEO of Braemar Presbyterian Care. Wayne was awarded a Medallion of the Order of Australia in 2007, in recognition of his significant contribution to community services.

aged care 2020 - leading with confidence
Wayne Belcher
Wayne Belcher Jan 7, 2020

Aged care in 2020 – leading with confidence

No matter where and how we are involved in our Australian aged care sector, 2019 was a tough year. The sector ended 2019 with one-word ringing in our ears – Neglect – being the title of the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. What a tough end to 2019! How do we emerge from 2019 into a brighter and stronger 2020 given that the Royal Commission continues to march on? How do we turn...
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Wayne Belcher
Wayne Belcher Oct 15, 2019

“The level of staffing in residential aged care in Australia is substandard”

I have read with interest late last week the very freshly released Royal Commission research paper into aged care staffing requirements, and the shortfall in funding needed to raise the staffing mix and levels to appropriately care for the average residential aged care service consumer. The following excerpt from the recommendations paints a picture of what residents, families, advocates, and indeed some providers have been saying for some time – the level of service provision (staffing) in residential aged care...
Wayne Belcher
Wayne Belcher Nov 23, 2018

Increased funding and staff ratios they key to increasing care hours

I gathered these thoughts together the day the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was announced – Sunday 16 September 2018 if my memory serves me well. This information gathering was in response to the first question of the Prime Minister when making the announcement. The question was around the alleged $1.2 billion cuts to aged care. Folks, I get it – there have been many cuts from both major sides of our Australian Government over a...
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