Latest News

Back to News

VHA submission: Residential care offline places review

Posted 13 December 2018

The VHA has developed a submission to the Commonwealth Government providing feedback on the residential care offline places review.

With feedback gained from consultations with member organisations that deliver public sector residential aged care in Victoria, the VHA in its submission outlined five recommendations aimed at informing the development of a suitable aged care places management policy, including:

  • that the department clarify their intentions about how the aged care places management policy will function
  • that the aged care places management policy is flexible in its approach to how offline places in rural and regional areas are managed
  • that the aged care places management policy not apply a ‘one-size fits all’ approach across the sector
  • that the department further defines ‘exceptional circumstances’ and criteria used to determine in which scenarios offline beds must be relinquished and communicates this with the sector before making a final determination
  • that if the aged care places management policy does result in offline places being relinquished, these places are reallocated to like providers.

The VHA will keep members updated on this issue as it progresses.

For more information, contact Ali Georgalas, Advisor, Policy and Advocacy by email or call 9094 7715.

Click here to read the submission.


News Archive

View all

Health policies positive leading into the federal election

With only days until Australians head to the polls to elect the nation’s 46th parliament, parties of all colours and sizes are busy criss-crossing the country making last minute commitments. … Read more

NDIS transition webinars for health services

The ‘Catalyst for Change’ webinar series is designed to support Victorian healthcare organisations involved in the transition to NDIS. The webinars will explore the change framework and … Read more

Customer service training for residential aged care

The Public Sector Residential Aged Care Leadership Committee is holding a series of free workshops for people working in public residential aged care. The workshops have received extensively positive … Read more

Save the date: VHA Annual Conference

The 2019 VHA Annual Conference will be on 3 and 4 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. More details to come. Register your interest here. Read more