Aged care royal commission

Mercy Health supports the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

In early 2021, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will release its final report. It has made recommendations to government about issues that need to be addressed and changes that need to be made to reform our aged care system for the better.

We remain committed to the reform of aged care

Before the government announced the Royal Commission, Mercy Health gave our unqualified public support for the inquiry. We have said from the beginning that such a review and a commitment to reform presents a generational opportunity to improve the lives of older Australians. It is also an important platform to give voice to older people and their families who may otherwise not have been heard.

Mercy Health has supported the work of the Royal Commission at every step, throughout the gathering of evidence, through hearings, and submissions. We have responded to every call for information and comment. The Commissioners themselves visited our homes in Montrose in Victoria and in Cairns in Far North Queensland.

Our voice during the inquiry

Here you will find some important documents that detail Mercy Health’s support of the Royal Commission:

What happens next?

There is sometimes a view that the reform of government-funded or regulated sectors like aged care is solely the responsibility of government. This is not the case. The way we treat and care for older citizens is everyone’s responsibility. Mercy Health is guided to care by our mission and by our values. This is why we have fully supported the work of the Royal Commission and the Government to seek real change.

We urge you to show your support for the ‘It’s time to care about aged care’ campaign launched by our aged care peak bodies leading up to the release of the findings. You can sign the online petition on the campaign website

Thank you for your support.

Last reviewed February 25, 2021.

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