UPDATE: QLD health wrote an article about the visit in their newsletter which can be found here
We at Rockpool Residential Aged Care were really pleased to host a visit from the Minister for Aged Care, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck On Thursday 12th March. Various residents were introduced and chatted happily with Senator Colbeck about their experience in residential care and Rockpool’s new facility.
The visit fortuitously coincided with a meeting of Aged Care Providers and Queensland Health PHN.
The Minister was able to brief the group on the the Government’s strategy of working closely with and sharing data with Providers to better target the needs and the resources required by aged residents to enhance their lifestyle choices.
The Minister was also able to share strategies being considered for the containment of COVID-19 and support mechanisms which may be mobilised in the event of a local positive diagnosis. This focussed on workforce, equipment and diagnostic services.
Providers were able to provide feedback on the impact on the aged care sector of aspects the Royal Commission Interim Report.
Mr.Bill Summers, Chairman of Rockpool said” It was very generous of the Minister to spend his time in our home today, given the momentous events unfolding here and around the world. It is a clear indication of the commitment and serious intent of Minister Colbeck to advocate for and develop the sector for the benefit of residents, aged care workers and providers.”.
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