I submitted the following document for publication in MJA InSight a few weeks ago. The release of the interim report of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission last week beat the journal. My submission turns out to be a very apropos response.
I despair of where the ACRC is heading and wonder if anything useful will come of it. There seem to be several unchallengeable “givens” that it is deaf to hear questioned. These are that:
Let’s hope that BUPA really suffers from having its wrist slapped.
Dr Mykyta was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Geriatric Medicine and medical education in 2012. He has practised medicine for over 50 years and still travels all over South Australia seeing patients. He has treated close to 10,000 patients with Dementia.