Monday 11 February 2019 will be remembered as one of the most important days for aged care in Australia, as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety begins its first public hearings in Adelaide.
Our Government established the Royal Commission to shine a light on the sector and the hearings will look at key features of the aged care system, the concerns of residents, families and their advocates and the experiences of people receiving aged care services.
Over the coming days and months the stories and events told before the Commission will not be easy to hear but they are necessary.
Our Government shares community expectations that the quality and safety of aged care services must be of an uncompromisingly high standard.
The Royal Commission is an opportunity to focus on the current and future needs of aged care and to ensure these expectations are met, Minister Wyatt said.