Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Residential Aged-Care Srategy Project

59 The Hon. S.G. WADE ().6 July 2022).

1. What are the terms of reference for the Residential Aged Care Strategy project?

2. Who is leading the development of the strategy?

3. Who has been involved in the development of the strategy?

4. What progress is being made?

5. What are the next steps?

6. When will the strategy be released?

7. Will it be released publicly and in full?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has advised:

In preference of a single residential aged-care strategy; SA Health is taking a care continuum view to aged care reform and service delivery.

In 2021, SA Health released the 'SA Health Regional Aged Care Strategy 2021 2025'. This strategy, available via the SA Health website.

This work considers both residential and community aged-care services, the future service needs of regional communities, workforce requirements, and the role of SA Health in supporting this.

In line with the road map described in the strategy, regional local health networks have commenced work to understand their current state aged-care services and consider the impacts and requirements to support sustainable and high-quality aged-care services into the future.

As this work progresses, each of the regional local health networks will work with their local communities to develop for future service models.