Broome hearing: access to aged care and inclusion

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Broome from Monday 17 June 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019.

The hearing will be held at the Broome Civic Centre, Jimmy Chi Hall, 27 Weld St, Broome, beginning at 9.30am. On Wednesday the hearing will be followed by a community forum at the same venue at 2pm.

The Broome hearing of the Royal Commission will focus on the ability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gain access to aged care services as well as the extent to which remote areas are included in the availability of aged care services.

Specifically, the Broome hearing will inquire into:

  • the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when it comes to aged care services
  • the perspective and experience of people who access aged care in remote areas including family members and carers
  • the nature and scope of aged care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas
  • the barriers to accessing aged care services for people living in remote areas
  • the challenges of maintaining an adequately skilled and culturally appropriate workforce in remote areas
  • good practice care models for people living in remote areas

The Royal Commission will hear evidence from witnesses from the local community and surrounding areas as to their experiences of aged care services.

The community forum will hear stories from members of the public about their experiences of aged care and how they think services can be improved. Commissioner Lynelle Briggs will attend.

For more information about the hearing consult the Hearings page on our website and more information about the community forum can be found on the Engagement page.

Proceedings can be viewed or listened to using the webcast on the Royal Commission website. Hearing transcripts will also be available at the end of each hearing day.