Queensland Health and Ambulance Services Minister Yvette D’Ath has launched Queensland Health’s Inform My Care website, which is meant to provide the community with better information about aged care facilities.
However, 84% of Queensland’s 494 private aged care providers have refused to supply any data.
“On the back of the Royal Commission Into Aged Care I really would have thought that aged care providers would see the benefit in giving the public confidence of the service they provide,” Ms D’Ath said.
The Inform My Care website was meant to showcase aged care facilities. However, only the State’s 16 facilities are required to submit information. For private operators, it is voluntary. It was hoped they would supply average daily resident care hours, and for public residential aged care facilities, compliance with the recently legislated nurse and support worker-to-resident ratios.
“Inform My Care is an important step towards greater transparency across the entire health system, and we thank the private operators that have come on board,” Ms D’Ath said.
Seems like a pointless exercise at the moment.