Date published: 
13 March 2020
Health sector
Webinar date : 
Friday, March 13 2020 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm AEDT
Screenshot of Webinar on in home and community aged care COVID-19 preparedness

Webinar details

The webinar addressed the role and capacity of home care providers, Community Home Support Programme providers and the assessment workforce as part of the national response to COVID-19.

It was hosted by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck.

It brought together the following experts:

  • Dr Chloe Ryan, Medical Officer, Department of Health
  • Commissioner Ms Janet Anderson PSM, Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Dr Jenny Firman, Chief Health Officer, Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Mr Michael Lye, Deputy Secretary Ageing and Aged Care, Department of Health
  • Dr James Branley, Head of Infectious Diseases, Nepean Hospital
  • Professor Chris Poulos, Head of Research and Aged Care Clinical Services, HammondCare
  • Mr Nick Morgan, Assistant Secretary, Home Support and Assessment Branch, Department of Health

Discussions included:

  • an update on the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19
  • infection control in aged care and home care environments
  • epidemic planning for the home care environment
  • the health plan to fight COVID-19

How to watch the webinar

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  • Click on the Webinar link. This will take you to the webinar page.
  • click on the play icon on the webinar screen


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