Australia | More Funding for Face-to-Face GP Care

The Australian government is providing $42.8 million for more comprehensive face-to-face contact for aged-care residents with their GPs.

Greg Hunt, Health and Aged Care Minister, believes this part of the government's $17.7 billion response to the aged care royal commission will allow for better health care. In addition, it will help support the 244,000 Australians in permanent residential aged care.

"This funding boost provides an additional 120,000 GP services to senior Australians living in aged care facilities.

"We recognise the importance of improving health care for people in residential aged care to ensure that senior Australians are treated with respect, care and dignity," said Hunt.