Aged care workshops to be held in Bundaberg

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is encouraging people to attend an aged care workshop to be held in Bundaberg.

The Department of Health and the Office of the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner is holding a roadshow of aged care forums around Queensland and will be in Bundaberg on August 14 at Across the Waves.

“A number of concerns around aged care in the Hinkler electorate have been raised with my office and I asked the office of the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner to consider coming to the region to run an information session,” Mr Pitt said.

“I’m pleased they have chosen Bundaberg to be part of their roadshow and encourage people to attend and get the information first hand.”

There will be two sessions held: one for consumers and one for providers.

“The morning session for consumers is aimed at seniors, their family or carers, and anyone who is looking for information about how to access aged care services.

“The session in the afternoon is for aged care services and health professionals and they will hear from Commonwealth Government representatives about My Aged Care and aged care reforms,” Mr Pitt said.

Bookings are required for seating and catering purposes, and you need to RSVP by 7 August 2018.

You can RSVP by phoning 07 3360 2800 or email QLDACRoadshow@health.gov.au with your name and an indication of how many people are attending and which session. You can also register online at: www.eventbrite.com.au and search ‘aged care workshop’ and put Bundaberg as the location.

The consumer session is from 9.30am – 11am and the provider forum is from 1pm – 4pm at Across the Waves, 1 Miller Street, Bundaberg.

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