'If they die quickly, we think it's a good job done'

Consultant specialist in geriatric medicine Professor Joseph Ibrahim fronted the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety earlier this month.

Elderly patient

In a confronting 40-minute appearance, he questioned what residential aged care had become in Australia, describing it as little more than a warehouse, stripping those nearing the end of their lives of human dignity.

Below is an edited version of his evidence.


If they die quickly, it’s

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