Recommendations from aged care commission

The aged care royal commission has handed down six urgent recommendations.
The aged care royal commission has handed down six urgent recommendations.

CORONAVIRUS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AGED CARE ROYAL COMMISSION

* Urgently fund providers to ensure more staff are available to allow family and friends to visit nursing home residents.

* Increase funding for allied and mental health services in aged care.

* Create clear protocols around transferring aged care residents with coronavirus to hospital.

* Deploy infection control experts to nursing homes to provide training and assist with outbreak plans.

* Ensure all aged care facilities have at least one trained infection control officer.

* Ensure coronavirus outbreaks are investigated independently and results are shared promptly.

* Establish a national aged care advisory body.

Source: Aged care royal commission report

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