Jun 23, 2020

Aged Care Royal Commission hearings to resume in July

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will resume hearings next month after a break to protect hearing participants and staff during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The suspension has also allowed those working in the aged care sector to focus on managing the impact of the pandemic on their delivery of aged care services.

At the time the Royal Commissioners suspended hearings on 20 March 2020, a hearing was to commence on mental health, oral health and allied health care in aged care provision. This hearing will now take place in Melbourne from 15 to 17 July 2020.

While hearings have been suspended Royal Commissioners and staff have continued to work on research and policy development as part of preparation for the final report which is due to be finalised in November 2020. Some of this research will be released to the public in the coming weeks.

Melbourne Hearing 4 will be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. Interested members of the public can view proceedings on the live webcast. More information about the hearing can be found on the Royal Commission website.

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