The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Brisbane from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 9 August 2019. The hearing will inquire into aspects of the regulation of aged care.
The Brisbane Hearing will begin by examining the sudden closure on 11 July 2019 of two residential aged care facilities at Earle Haven Retirement Village, operated by People Care Pty Ltd, located on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Sixty-eight residents, many of them old and frail and some of them living with dementia, were evacuated by state emergency services with most relocated to other residential facilities.
The Royal Commission is expected to hear from a Queensland Government witness who attended Earle Haven on 11 July 2019, and from Arthur Miller, the owner of People Care which is the approved provider of the two facilities at Earle Haven.