Workshop looks at innovation and technology

Commissioners turn attention to research, innovation and technology

Aged Care Royal Commission

The royal commissioners are looking at whether enough is being done to meet the future challenges in aged care.


ARE the aged care sector and federal government doing enough to foster much-needed developments in the field?

This question will form the basis of a workshop in Adelaide on March 16-17.

Research, innovation and technology are vital to ensure the Australian aged care system meets future challenges.

During the workshop, counsel assisting will explore, with Australian and overseas witnesses, whether there are barriers in the current system to fostering innovation, translating research into practice, and using technology to improve the lives of older people. If so, the workshop will look at what can be done to overcome those barriers.

There will be details about exciting innovations taking place in aged care, including those designed to help people stay in their own homes for longer. Witnesses will be asked about how those innovations can be more widely used.

The workshop will be held at the Intercontinental Adelaide, and begin at 10am both days.

Members of the public are welcome, however seating will be limited.

Anyone interested can follow the proceedings through a live webcast on the Royal Commission's website.

A transcript of the workshop will also be published on the website.

The next royal commission hearing will be held on March 4 in Adelaide. It will hear submissions from senior counsel assisting, Peter Gray, on aged care program redesign. More information HERE


PUBLIC submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety close on April 30.

So far more than 8100 submissions have been received and there have been upwards of 5600 calls to the information line.

For details on making a submission click HERE

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