The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been an opportunity for a community wide conversation to reframe the concept of ageing and aged care. It is a once in a generation opportunity to comprehensively and holistically improve the aged care system.
The aged care landscape has changed significantly over the last few years and the Aged Care Guild strongly supports the need for the sector to reform. We understand long-term change requires long-term commitment.
The Aged Care Guild has recognised that its current structure is not best suited to delivering an effective, reform-oriented agenda. The significant changes required will only be achieved through a broader effort led by forward thinking private, church and charitable providers working in unison.
As such, Directors have made the decision to disband the Guild to enable the formation of a new network of providers, without pre-existing constraints.
The Directors of the Guild all agree that this move is critical to sector reform. Directors acknowledge the excellent work of the Aged Care Guild staff and their willingness to adapt along with the sector.
More details about the provider network and what it means at a practical level will be shared over coming weeks.
Updated 10/01/21: Inside Ageing can confirm that acting CEO Nicholas Brown has also left the organisation. Nicholas was one of the judges of the 2020 Future of Ageing awards and we thank him for his efforts and wish him well for the future.