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Perth Hearing

Person-centred care

The Perth Hearing of the Royal Commission inquired into the nature of person-centred care, advanced care planning and palliative care services.

Date: 24 June – 28 June 2019
Location: Commonwealth Law Courts - 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA 6000
Time: 9:30am local time

    The hearing commenced at 9.30am (AWST) on Monday, 24 June 2019. It can be viewed through the Royal Commission's YouTube channel.

    The Royal Commission inquired into:

    • how aged-care services can be provided in a way which is person-centred, including care which values the identity, experience and autonomy of the person accessing care and promotes choice and control
    • the factors that influence whether aged care services are delivered in a person-centred manner, including:
      • the relationships between the person accessing care, people providing support (including family and other members of the community) and the service provider
      • broader societal attitudes towards older people
    • the perspective and experience of people who access aged care, including the ways in which aged care services are, or are not, person-centred
    • good practice care models for providing person-centred aged care
    • the role of advance care planning to support the provision of quality aged care services
    • the extent to which people accessing aged care services are able to access palliative care
    • the quality of palliative care services available to people accessing aged care services

    Further information

    • The Perth Hearing closed on Friday 28 June 2019.
    • Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing closed 5pm (ACST) on Thursday 6 June 2019.
    • Exhibit documents relating to this hearing have been published on the this page.
    • Transcripts and a Witness list are available for all days of the hearing.
    • Post-hearing submissions were received.

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    The Royal Commission will publish its reports and other papers as they become available.  A range of research papers, background papers and related publications are also available.