(Media Release from Minister Wyatt's office)
The past year has seen a 23 per cent increase in the number of complaints received by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.
The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s 2017–18 annual report also shows that the Commissioner referred 1,073 cases to the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, a rise of 130 per cent over the previous year.
The report was tabled in Parliament today by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt...
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
Minister Of Aged Care
Ken Wyatt is the Federal Minister for Aged Care. In January 2016, Ken made history as the first Indigenous Minister to serve in a Federal Government, after being appointed as the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.
An Open Letter to the Aged Care Workforce
I am writing this letter today to connect with each and every aged care worker and assure you all that the Government values the work you do to provide quality care for senior Australians in residential care and in homes all across Australia.
We know that there are instances of sub-standard care that need a fair, independent and thorough assessment – to honour and support every family that has engaged and trusted...
This week’s release of South Australia’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s report on the disgraced Oakden facility represents a warning to all people associated with the governance and management of Australia’s aged care sector.
Commissioner Bruce Lander QC has put all of us on notice including Ministers, governments, managers, administrators, aged care providers and health care professionals.
The Commissioner’s report is rightly relentless in its pursuit of responsibility and as he says, it should be required reading for all Australian public...