Message from our CEO
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety commenced its hearings in mid January 2019, and will continue throughout much of 2019. Westmont welcomes the work of the Royal Commission and looks forward to seeing positive outcomes from its preliminary and final reports due later in 2019 and mid 2020. Aged Care Providers in a residential setting and Home Care Package providers (as Westmont is in both circumstances) have been invited to make submissions to a series of questions being posed by the Commission. Westmont will make a submission by 8 February 2019, with details that cover both positive and negative instances of care. To provide support and clarification of some instances (media coverage) leading up to and during the Royal Commission we have been and will continue to conduct briefing sessions with our stakeholders (residents, families and staff) for what we believe may be a very ‘bruising’ experience for the aged care industry. We must continue to remind ourselves that the majority of the industry does a good job and will continue to do so, whilst striving to provide quality care for our clients. If you wish to discuss any matter relating to our care standards please do not hesitate to call us through your usual contact channels.
Peter de Koeyer – CEO, Phone: 02 6043 9999
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Thank you to all of our Volunteers
Christmas holidays sees a shortage of ‘Meals on Wheels’ volunteers every year. School is out and many groups are taking a break. Westmont relies heavily on our volunteers for meals delivery, Social Connections Program assistance and friendly phone calls to people in the community who are isolated. If you have any spare time and would like to contribute to your community, please call Community Care on 02 6043 9867 to discuss your availability. We could not do it without our volunteers.
Kristene Gardner – Meals on Wheels Coordinator – 02 6043 9867