Hundreds of new inspectors will spring surprise visits on aged care homes across the country. Picture: Thinkstock
Hundreds of new inspectors will spring surprise visits on aged care homes across the country. Picture: Thinkstock

Surprise sting: Inspectors to catch out aged care homes

HUNDREDS of new inspectors will spring surprise visits on aged care homes across the country in a bid to catch out substandard facilities.

In-depth audits, where inspectors show up unannounced, will increase more than four times in Queensland in the next year, News Queensland can reveal.

The accreditation audits check all requirements for aged care centres ranging from food standards and cleanliness to staffing and management and will be conducted without notice.

Just 33 of these audits are due to take place in Queensland in 2018 but they will soar to at least 147 next year after another 30 inspectors are hired as part of a national crackdown on substandard aged care operators.

Nationally, the number of audits will rise from 263 this year to 869 in 2019.

Read the full story at The Courier Mail