Hall & Prior leading industry change

H&P signs up for VICOP

Hall & Prior has become one of the first aged care providers to sign up for the new Aged Care Voluntary Industry Code of Practice.

CEO Graeme Prior travelled to Canberra to join other industry leaders and experts, as well as the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, in a show of support for the new code.
The single Code for all aged care organisations, workers, and consumers is a first for the industry. It is a compelling example of how industry and government can work together to drive meaningful change within the aged care sector.

“Hall & Prior is very proud to be part of VICOP and as a member of the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council (ACWIC) I can see first-hand the importance of the Council’s work,” Mr Prior said.

“I am very pleased to see that the Commonwealth Government has also pledged its continuing support. The Code will inspire aged care providers and their employees across Australia to ‘raise the bar’ in the pursuit of excellence with the care provided to every senior Australian.

“As Chief Executive Officer of Hall & Prior, I see it as my personal responsibility to sponsor this important body of work.”

The Code outlines seven principles for providers to follow and demonstrate they are committed, accountable and dedicated to improvement, focusing on:

• Ensuring older Australians, their families, carers, and advocates are involved in all decisions about care.
• Allowing choice about where care is delivered – at their home, in the community or in a residential aged care facility.
• Providing holistic care that not only meets older Australians’ physical needs but their mental, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual needs as well.
• Enabling, skilling, and valuing aged care workers to meet the needs of older Australians.
• Making certain the performance of all aged care services is transparent and accessible to workers and consumers.


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