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Consultation on 3 new staffing quality indicators

Audience: Older Australians, carers and families, Aged care workers, Providers (i.e service administrators, owners), Aged care experts and peak organisations

Topic: Aged Care Reform

Location: Online

Time:

Consultation undertaken by: HealthConsult, University of Queensland’s Centre for Health Services Research, Registry of Senior Australians

Contact email: QPSEC@health.gov.au


Further information

Public consultation is now open on 3 new staffing quality indicators for the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program.

The new indicators will increase the Quality Indicator Program for residential aged care from 11 to 14 indicators. The new indicators will focus on:

  • enrolled nursing
  • allied health
  • lifestyle services.

We’re working with HealthConsult, University of Queensland’s Centre for Health Services Research and the Registry of Senior Australians to develop the indicators. HealthConsult will lead the development of the new staffing quality indicators for the Australian Government.

We have released a consultation paper about the new indicators for public consultation.

Residential aged care providers can also take part in a 6-week pilot starting in March 2024 to test the new indicators in aged care homes. If you are interested:

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