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Federal review of Oakden scandal

The State Liberals have welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to review the performance of its aged care quality regulatory processes in the wake of the Oakden scandal.

“An independent review of the Commonwealth’s role in the catastrophic failure of care at the Makk and McLeay wards is critical to a complete understanding of the Oakden scandal,” said Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade.

“The Commonwealth accreditation authorities sounded one of the early alarm bells when they imposed sanctions in December 2007.

“One of the questions that needs to be answered is how the State Labor Government could continue to deliver sub-standard care for another nine years before further Commonwealth sanctions were imposed.

“I’ve no doubt a thorough review of the Oakden scandal will contain important lessons for the national regulatory system.”