Most days I visit a nursing home, a good one, but there are still complaints

The royal commission will inevitably leave collateral damage in its wake, argues this GP

FOG'S BLOG: With the announcement of a royal commission into the provision of aged-care services, we can stand by for regular horror stories of neglect and abuse of frail patients in residential care.


There will be plenty of it. There already has been. Outraged families are queuing up to be heard.

Fair enough. I suspect the commission will lay bare some structural failures of staffing numbers and skill levels, of rorting of finances by organisations who have a stethoscope on their client’s wallet and not on their chest, and