STATEMENT FROM CHA CHIEF EXECUTIVE PAT GARCIA ON ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AGED CARE’S COVID-19 INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS

Catholic Health Australia welcomes the recommendations made by the Royal Commission into managing COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care homes and encourages the Morrison Government to move on them swiftly so that we are better prepared to deal with any further surges.

I want to thank the Commissioners for holding this important inquiry into what has been a national tragedy.

The Government is already acting on the Commission’s recommendations and needs to continue working with the states and territories to ensure a co-ordinated national response.

We know the tragic consequences delays can have on this vulnerable cohort of society, we have all seen the ghastly tally and we must do whatever we can to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Our members continue to work with the Government in protecting the elderly in our care and to treat them with compassion and dignity.

 

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