Ep 5: Make The Lockdown Humane – The Briefing

Published: Apr 02 2020

Episode 5 introduces Prof Joe’s second action point – Make the lockdown humane.

This introductory episode goes further into exploring what led to the shocking scenes coming out of Spain’s aged care facilities, and how in Australia our aged care system may be at risk of similar events. With the recent Royal Commission highlighting serious deficiencies in our aged care sector, listen as we introduce some measures that we can put in place to ensure a humane lockdown and keep our residents safe.

On today’s episode:

~ What failures are there in our current aged care system have that make us more like Spain than what we may think?

~ Why might the families of our residents be concerned about a complete lockdown?

~ What measures can we put in place to ensure a humane lockdown?


Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Interim Report: Neglect [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Government; 2019 [cited 2020 Apr 11]. Available from: https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/Documents/interim-report/interim-report-volume-1.pdf

Ibrahim JE. Royal Commission in Aged Care Quality and Safety: the key clinical issues. Medical Journal of Australia. 2019 Jun;210(10):439-41