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Melbourne Hearing 4

Mental health, oral health and allied health care

Melbourne Hearing 4 inquired into how mental health, oral health and allied health care could be improved for people accessing aged care services.

Date: 15 – 17 July 2020 
Location: There was no public access. Watch the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10:00am local time

Areas considered were

  • increased funding and/or alternative funding models
  • incentives for health care professionals to provide services at an individual’s place of residence
  • increased training for aged care workers
  • clarifying responsibilities of approved providers and implementing performance measures or performance indicators

Further information

  • Melbourne Hearing 4 closed on Friday 17 July 2020.
  • Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing closed 5pm (ACST) on Friday 26 June 2020.
  • Copies of documents relating to this hearing are available below.

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live webcast of the hearing is available.

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