Landmark inquiry report into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care tabled

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The report of the committee inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care was tabled in the Queensland Parliament today. Committee chair, Aaron Harper MP, said that the report follows the more than year-long inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care in Queensland.

“In these difficult and unprecedented times we must look after our elderly and vulnerable Queenslanders,” Mr Harper said.

“In late 2018, the Queensland Parliament tasked us with examining the state of aged care, end-of-life and palliative care in Queensland. The inquiry engaged with thousands of Queenslanders. We held 41 hearings, heard from 535 witnesses and received 4,729 written submissions. The views and experiences of all of those people greatly informed the committee and I wish to thank everyone for their contributions,” Mr Harper said.

“The recommendations in the committee’s report are all aimed at improving and strengthening the delivery of aged care, end-of-life and palliative care service in Queensland,” Mr Harper said.

A summary of the report and a volume of additional information is available on the committee’s webpage www.parliament.qld.gov.au/health. Transcripts of proceedings, submissions and other published documents are also available on the committee’s webpage.

The committee is due to table its findings on voluntary assisted dying next Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

 
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