Consumer Issues during the ACT COVID-19 Omicron Outbreak – Visitor Restrictions in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this current outbreak, family members were regularly involved in the care of their loved ones in Residential Aged Care Facilities. It is well known that visitors provide crucial care and support to residents, including but not limited to social and emotional connection, support with day-to-day tasks such as eating,…

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COVID-19: Impact on Canberra’s Social Fabric Talk by Darlene Cox

Talk given by Darlene Cox at the ‘COVID-19: Impact on Canberra’s Social Fabric’ online forum on 12 October 2021. I am Darlene Cox, Executive Director at the Health Care Consumers’ Association. I acknowledge I’m on Ngunnawal Country and pay my respects to Elders past present and emerging leaders. The Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA) is…

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Inclusive regulation – what does that mean?

This is the speech that Darlene Cox made at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) National Combined Meeting on 15 March 2021. Every year Ahpra holds a national meeting to discuss the challenges and responsibilities in health practitioner regulation and encourages cross professional learning, through sharing ideas, innovations and networking to better understand and…

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