Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a Royal Commission into Australia’s aged care sector.

The inquiry will delve into allegations of mistreatment in the industry following a slew of concerning news reports and investigations, including the Oakden nursing home scandal.

Mr Morrison warned that the public should be prepared for industry-damning discoveries.

“I think we should brace ourselves for some pretty bruising information about the way our loved ones, some of them, have experienced some real mistreatment,” Mr Morrison said.

Mistreatment in the aged care sector can have a serious and devastating impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of our community. It’s important that those affected are aware of their legal rights.

Aged care facilities have a strict duty of care over their residents and victims of negligence or abuse in these facilities may be entitled to significant compensation for any physical and emotional damage experienced.

If you or a loved one have experienced mistreatment and require legal assistance, contact our expert team on: (02) 4902 3800

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This post is of a general nature and does not constitute legal advice.

Emma Mead

Emma Mead

Personal Injury Lawyer and Founder