In January 2023, the federal government released the aged care reform roadmap, an indicative timeline for key reform elements to June 2025.
At Leigh Place, our Board and Executive continue to actively monitor the reform agenda, and the sweeping changes proposed to the aged care operating, legal, and regulatory environment.
The Leigh Place Board is independent and skills-based, and our Directors bring a broad range of aged care, not-for-profit, and commercial expertise to our governance, with unparalleled clinical representation at the Board table. Our Board is supported by dedicated Sub-Committees, including an experienced Clinical Governance Committee, with direct input from our newly formed advisory bodies.
Leigh Place’s long-established stakeholder engagement pathways and resident focus are grounded in our charitable purpose, and mirrored in our governing documents, including our Constitution.
Key reforms to date include introduction of the Star Ratings system, expansion of the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator measures, 24/7 registered nurse responsibility (a long-held practice at Leigh Place) and mandatory care minute targets.
2024 will see the introduction of a new Aged Care Act and strengthened Aged Care Standards.
At Leigh Place, our work continues to be driven by our key tenets of Care, Compassion, Community and Choice, and we will closely monitor the reforms and take relevant action on an ongoing basis.