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Have your say on physical and chemical restraint in residential aged care

Date published: Monday 31 August 2020

Category(ies): News

Department of Health encourages consumers to have their say on use of physical and chemical restraint in residential aged care

On behalf of the Department, Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA), is undertaking a legislated review of the Restraints Principles.

Baptist Care Australia encouragemembers and other aged care providers to promote this opportunity to residents, families, friends and carers.

Specifically, AHAis seeking the views of current or previous aged care residents and their families, friends or carers about experiences of restraint in residential aged care since 1 July 2019. Please note, prior knowledge of the Restraints Principles is not required to be able to provide information, any and all views are welcome.

Anonymity of both the participant and facility will be maintained throughout interviews. Views can be shared confidentially by:

Please call 1300 119 564 (9am-5pm AEST) for more information.