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Updated
5 December 2022
Brochure,
Fact sheet,
Poster,

To keep you safe, the government has introduced the Serious Incident Response Scheme or SIRS. SIRS will reduce the risk of harm to people in residential aged care homes.

What is the SIRS? consumer poster with three circles with steps

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to unreasonable use of force. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Unreasonable use of force , followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to unlawful sexual contact or inappropriate sexual conduct. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with teal header and the text SIRS reportable incidents – unlawful sexual contact or sexual conduct

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to psychological or emotional abuse. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Psychological or emotional abuse, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to stealing or financial coercion by a staff member. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Stealing or financial coercion by a staff member, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to neglect. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Neglect, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to inappropriate use of restrictive practices. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Inappropriate use of restrictive practices fact sheet, followed by two columns of text.

9 November 2022
Forms,

Complete this form if the Commission requires you to give specified further information about a Priority 2 reportable incident under subsection 95C(2) of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

notice of additional information for priority 2 incident form

9 November 2022
Forms,

Complete this form to provide the Commission with:
(a) any information required and not provided in a Priority 1 notice; and/or
​​​​​​​(b) any further information specified by the Commissioner under subsection 95C(1) of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

notice of additional information priority 1 sirs in home care

9 November 2022
Forms,

Complete this form to notify the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Commission) of significant new information relating to a Priority 1 reportable incident under section 15NH(1) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

notice of significant new information sirs form

9 November 2022
Forms,

Complete this form if the Commission requires you to give a final report that includes specified further information about a Priority 1 reportable incident under subsection 95E(1) of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

final report on reportable incident form sirs

14 October 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 31 August, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to consumers regarding the national aged care reforms. 

Icon_newsletter

7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet includes suggested questions you can ask your provider about how prepared they are for a COVID-19 outbreak. It also includes links to a range of resources to help you feel safe, informed and connected.

Cover of Is my aged care service ready for a COVID-19 outbreak fact sheet with a teal banner and an image of an elderly woman wearing a face mask and talking to an aged care worker

7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides updated information for providers of aged care on effective infection prevention and control capability. This is critical to the safe, effective delivery of personal and clinical care in aged care. This is particularly the case during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Cover of Infection Prevention and Control Leads: Updates for providers thumbnail

3 October 2022
Guides,

This publication is designed to assist providers of aged care services to conduct investigations into serious incidents.

The guidance promotes best practice approaches associated with conducting an investigation and outlines steps to take when responding to actual, alleged and suspected incidents.

 

Cover of Effective serious incident investigations guidance with a teal background and white text

3 October 2022
Guides,

These guidelines describe provider responsibilities in relation to the SIRS, including requirements relating to incident management and making a notification to the Commission.

Cover of SIRS guidelines for residential aged care providers with a teal background and title in white text

16 September 2022
Tool,
Guides,

This goal planning document is a support tool for providers to plan how they will improve dining and consumer choice.

Goal planning document with an orange header and two tables with four columns and three rows

14 September 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 31 August, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to approved providers regarding the national aged care reforms. 

Icon_newsletter

13 September 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet helps providers understand requirements to appoint an eligible advisor when the Commission issues a Notice to Agree.

3 caucasian people and an african heritage man listening to their advisor.

12 September 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides guidance to providers of aged care on an effective incident management system, the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS). The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) is a new initiative to help prevent and reduce the risk of incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

Image of What is an effective incident management system? Serious Incident Response Scheme Factsheet

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