Sustainable health and aged care  

Sustainable health and aged care

Nov 26
The final event in CEDA’s 2019 Health ageing and social services series examines the future of sustainable health and aged care – and what change means for practitioners, policy makers and patients.


Professor Geoff Mitchell, Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care Primary Care Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland
Associate Professor Mark Morgan, Associate Dean External Engagement, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University
Patricia Sparrow, National Chief Executive Officer, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
Ron Zubrik, Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG

Event overview

Providing acceptable levels of dignity, comfort, choice and medical care for ageing Australians will require a shift from the status quo. Innovation must be hastened, policy must be reformed and made fit for purpose.

The number of elderly and extremely elderly will continue to increase in number and complexity. Now, individuals and communities are rightly focussed on the future of aged care, our shared experiences of ageing and how care can be accessed differently and reimagined. Providing appropriate choices requires a consideration from the consumer perspective, shared decision making, an ethical framework and a clear future model that places the patient experience at the centre.

Join CEDA’s audience to participate in a discussion of what that model should be, how we make it acceptable and affordable and address the needs of this important part of our community.

Event presentations

Ron Zubrik, KPMG PDF

Professor Geoff Mitchell, The University of Queensland PDF

Associate Professor Mark Morgan, Bond University PDF

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Professor Geoff Mitchell
Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care Primary Care Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland

Geoff initiated the International Primary Palliative Care Network and has had input into major policy initiatives at local, state and national levels. His work influences the conduct of palliative care in the community.  He works to ensure that appropriate skills are held by all community-based practitioners, and that high quality coordination between specialists and generalists is prioritised.

Associate Professor Mark Morgan
Associate Dean External Engagement, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

Mark trained in general practice in UK and has worked in both rural and urban Australia. He is a Member of the RACGP Expert Committee for Quality Care and Medicare Benefits Review General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee whose research interests include patient safety, chronic disease management, health services arch and the management of patients with multiple long-term medical conditions.

Patricia Sparrow
National Chief Executive Officer, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)

Pat leads ACSA’s work addressing the challenges aged care faces in an increasingly competitive, consumer-driven environment and advocates for the best possible outcomes for older Australians. She has significant experience in Aged Care policy and has advised the former Federal Minister for Aged Care, the Assistant Minister for Social Services and served as Director of Aged Care Reform at Council of the Ageing Australia (COTA).

Ron Zubrik
Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG

Ron co-leads KPMG’s Aged and Community Care Group nationally and works with aged care providers and retirement living operators undertaking strategic, organisational, operational and asset reviews. Ron regularly assists and manages the implementation of business improvement initiatives and works with organisations across the public and private sectors.

Supported by CEDA members

Major series sponsors

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