Allowing providers to ‘self-assess’ their readiness for the pandemic is indefensible
- Sarah Holland-Batt
- The Guardian
Ιn October the royal commission into aged care quality and safety castigated the aged care regulator as “unfit for purpose”, taking aim at its dismal track record in detecting and…
The regulator was “distant and ineffectual”, the commissioners wrote.
Too often its interests were aligned with those of providers rather than vulnerable elderly residents.
This assessment, made pre-pandemic, came off the back of a slew of aged care…