Prevalence study on serious incidents in home and community aged care

The Australian Department of Health strongly encourages all home and community aged care service providers to participate in the prevalence study for a Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) in home and community aged care. This is your opportunity to inform advice to Government on the design of the SIRS definitions and threshold settings to ensure that: reporting is appropriate regulatory resources and efforts are targeted to the highest risks.

Background the SIRS in residential aged care will be implemented from early 2021. At the same time, the department is conducting further preparatory work to inform advice to Government on extending the SIRS to home and community aged care.

KPMG has been engaged by the department to support this preparatory work by: designing options for a SIRS in home and community aged care. conducting a prevalence study on serious incidents in home and community aged care settings.

To support your participation, KPMG will provide training, resources and ongoing support to help you understand what to collect and how to collect it.

The prevalence study will commence on 1 November 2020. To participate, please register for the study  by 28 October 2020.

For more information contact KPMG at [email protected].

Please note, information collected will be de-identified and not used for any other purpose than this prevalence study. For example, it will not be used for compliance purposes.

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