The Royal Commission has identified that in its upcoming hearing to be held in Canberra 9 – 13 December it will investigate the interfaces between the aged care and health care systems. COTA believes improvements to the interface between healthcare and aged care systems are essential.
The issues identified in this submission impact many older Australians and the measures outlined here to address these issues have the potential to improve the lives of a large and growing proportion of Australians.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the House of Representative’s Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport’s Inquiry into the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (the Bill).
COTA Australia, in collaboration with CHF, RANZCR, AMSIG and ADIA wrote to the Australian Government raising concerns with a recent recommendation to prevent people 50 years and over from accessing MRI’s on their knees unless recommended by a specialist.