THE Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold public hearings in Darwin and Cairns in July.
The hearings will inquire into aspects of care in residential, home and flexible aged care programs.
Topics to be covered will include accessibility and availability; wound, medication and pain management; nutrition and hydration; continence care; mobility; and social supports.
The hearings will also look at access to aged care for veterans; rural and regional issues in delivering aged care; and quality of life for care recipients.
Applications for leave to appear at the public hearings, from anyone who considers they have a direct and substantial interest, must be received by 5pm on June 21.
The Darwin hearing will take place from July 8-12, and the Cairns hearing from July 15-17.
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