Wounds in Aged Care - White Paper
Australia’s aged care sector has been the subject of more than 20 reviews in two decades, from the 2011 Productivity Commission inquiry into caring for older Australians, the Living Longer Living Better reforms (2012) and the 2017 Aged Care Legislated Review.
The sector is under enormous pressure to respond to the recently released recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety1 to increase standards of care and eliminate the neglect and abuse of our older persons in care.
In May 2021, ConvaTec brought together a panel of experts at a symposium event as part of the Wounds Australia conference to discuss the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety1 that related to wounds. The panel included three of Australia’s leading minds in aged care and wound care – Dr. Michelle Gibb, Associate Professor Geoff Sussman and Dr. Mark Hohenberg. The discussion was chaired by Dr. Frances Henshaw, Professional and Clinical Development Manager, ConvaTec. Insights and commentary from this discussion forum provided the basis of this White Paper.