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    The aged care food hotline – where you can go to report on the quality of your meals
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    The aged care food hotline – where you can go to report on the quality of your meals

    1800 844 044 is the number to call to reach the dedicated Food, Nutrition, and Dining Unit hotline. Older people, their families and carers, providers, and aged care workers can call to access experts in the areas of food, nutrition, and dining, including dietitians and speech pathologists. 

    It is also a simple and efficient way to report food concerns in aged care. Minister for Aged Care, Anika Wells, said, “Australians were shocked when the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety found that 68% of aged care residents were malnourished or at risk of malnourishment on the Coalition’s watch. I can't be clear enough; food must be a priority in aged care.” 

    The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has rolled out the hotline as part of building on the Albanese Government’s grant to the Maggie Beer Foundation to improve the capability of aged care chefs and cooks working in aged care. 

    You can read the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety by heading to the Royal Commission’s website. 

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    Source: https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-anika-wells-mp/media/hotline-to-report-food-quality-in-aged-care-now-live

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