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The Department of Health maintains that “vaccination of aged care residents and those who care for them is the most effective protection against COVID-19.” However, as the media has reported, the vaccine rollout to aged care staff has not been as efficient as promised and many aged care workers remain unvaccinated.

Aged care news highlights from the week ending 20 April 2021, aggregated by CompliSpace.

According to The Department of Health, the new Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) commenced 1 April 2021. Under this scheme, residential aged care providers must notify the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) whenever certain “reportable incidents” occur. Today we look at what is and isn’t a “reportable incident.”

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