Mental health, oral health and allied health care - Royal Commission Adelaide hearing 5

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Adelaide from Monday 30 March 2020 to Wednesday 1 April 2020.


Adelaide Hearing 5 will inquire into how mental health, oral health and allied health care could be improved for people accessing aged care services, including through:

  • increased funding and/or alternative funding models
  • incentives for health care professionals to provide services at an individual’s place of residence
  • increased training for aged care workers
  • clarifying responsibilities of approved providers and implementing performance measures or performance indicators.


Leave to appear

Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing from anyone who considers that they have a direct and substantial interest in the matters that will be examined at the public hearing must be received by the Commission, by 5pm (ACST) on Wednesday 18 March 2020.


Individuals who have been invited or required to give evidence at the public hearing are invited to make an application for leave to appear. Any application for leave to appear will be determined in accordance with Practice Guideline 3 and must be made using the Royal Commission’s application form.


Practice Guideline 3 and the application for leave to appear form are available for download below:


Further assistance

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12 March 2020.