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Australian Government response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Australian government’s comprehensive response to the Royal Commission’s final report, designed to deliver sustainable quality and safety in Australia’s home and residential aged care services.

Serious Incident Response Scheme

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) is a new initiative to help prevent and reduce incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

From 1 April 2021, providers of residential aged care must have in place an effective incident management system and will be required to report all ‘Priority 1’ incidents to the Commission within 24 hours of becoming aware of the incident.

Australia's COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy

The Australian Government Department of Health has published the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out strategy which outlines sites and priority populations for initial vaccinations, and the phases in which the vaccine will be made available in Australia.

Industry code for visiting residential aged care homes during COVID-19

Webinar: Royal Commission Panel Discussion

A panel comprising of two leading experts in the sector, Richard Ainley, Healthcare Partner with PwC Australia, and Patricia Sparrow, CEO of Aged and Community Services Australia recently met to explore the impact of the Royal Commission Aged Care Quality and Safety recommendations. The discussion was facilitated by Matt Durston, Allocate Software Managing Director APAC.

You can watch the full discussion here:

Resource: COVID-19

The Australian Government Department of Health publishes a an infographic each day to present the daily situation of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia. There is also information available on the current status and case numbers. These are available to download from the following links:

Daily COVID-19 Infographic

Coronavirus Current Status and Case Numbers

Report: State of the World's Nursing 2020

The WHO State of the World’s Nursing 2020 report provides the latest, most up-to-date evidence on and policy options for the global nursing workforce. It also presents a compelling case for considerable, yet feasible, investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership.

WHO Australia Nursing Infographic

WHO State of the World’s Nursing Report

Software Demo: Employee Online

Everything, every time, everywhere. Employee Online (EOL) is a one-stop shop to manage an individual’s working life – from looking at their roster, checking or booking leave, managing timesheets, self booking casual shifts or checking HR information. The EOL ‘one screen, one click’ approach ensures this application is designed to be as simple and as easy to use as possible.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report

The final report, titled Care, Dignity and Respect calls for fundamental reform of the aged care system and makes 148 wide-ranging recommendations.

New outbreak management guide released by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC)

Data: Coronavirus by numbers

COVID-19 was first confirmed in Australia in late January 2020. This detailed real-time dashboard provides a number of visual representations of national, state and territory daily COVID cases, testing and age range numbers sourced from state and federal health departments.

Data is collated and updated every day by 9pm AEST and reflects the previous 24 hours.

Software Demo: Rostering

Those responsible for staff will know the impact of a poor roster is dramatic and has significant consequences.

This short video demonstrates the time saving features and benefits of the Roster Analyser within the Optima solution from Allocate Software, which quality checks the management staffing.

Report: The Future of Ageing

This report, which details perspectives on the future of ageing and age services in Australia, has been compiled by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) with Darrell Price, National Head of Health and Aged Care with Grant Thornton, Australia.

It was compiled following conversations with CEOs and executives from 112 age services organisations in Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney during August 2019.