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.

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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 perhaps a few GPs who

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