Dept of Health fails to meet deadline to release appalling home care waiting list

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Just 57% of new home care clients in 2015-2016 accessed care within three months of being approved by an ACAT – a drop on previous years – according to the 2017 Productivity Commission Report on Government Services.

Another 23% of clients didn’t receive care within nine months of being approved.

Australian Ageing Agenda also referred to one case where an older person had been waiting over 432 days for a Level 4 package.

AAA is reporting the Dept will now release waiting list data on the new national queue by the end of August.

The Govt had previously said the information – the first time that waiting times for home care packages have been made public – would be published on MyAgedCare by the end of July.

We are guessing these new figures will not be to anyone’s liking either.

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