Adelaide Hearing 4 to focus on future aged care program redesign

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing in Adelaide on the morning of Wednesday 4 March 2020 for the purpose of hearing submissions from Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC, on aged care program redesign.

The submissions that Mr Gray QC is expected to make will address central elements of program design in light of Consultation Paper 1 - Aged care program redesign: services for the future and evidence from witnesses at Adelaide Workshop 1. These will include: information and navigation, care assessment, ‘care finders’, reablement, respite, and aged care settings including home care, residential care and innovative models of care and accommodation. Mr Gray QC will outline Counsel Assisting’s current proposals for future aged care program design.

The hearing will be held in Court 11, Level 3, Roma Mitchell Building, Commonwealth Law Courts, Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000, beginning at 10.00am (ACDT).

Following the hearing, Counsel Assisting’s written submissions on program redesign will be published, and there will be a general invitation for written submissions in response by Wednesday 18 March 2020. There will be no need for anyone wishing to make a submission to obtain leave to appear at the hearing.

25 February 2020