Unannounced accreditation audits on their way

| 30 Oct 2017

Residential aged care accreditation visits will no longer be announced ahead of time, following a review into quality regulatory processes. Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has revealed the unannounced audits will be implemented shortly, and aim to ensure high levels of care are maintained at all times.

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  1. Jane

    I think unannounced visits are the best way to go, less stress pre-audit, less chance of facilities doing things that are not done regularly for appearance’ sake, if you are doing the right thing you have nothing to fear and if not you have the opportunity to learn and to fix it!

    • Sophia Bolden

      Hi Jane,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment. It will be interesting to see whether unannounced visits change the way providers operate. Hopefully they will give residents and their families assurance of the quality and care provided.
      Thank you again,


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