John Cleary – Covid impacts in residential aged care

John Cleary has worked in leadership and consulted to the residential aged care sector and is the Managing Director of Blue Chip Consulting Group.

He has a distinct perspective, not being caught up in the changes required by Covid-19 but having a close understanding of how the sector works and many senior staff within it.

“The issue of staff working across centres was known but the risk of staff working across centres wasn’t known. The huge staff turnover at all levels in residential care was known but not managed or recognised. So, I think people have found themselves in the most stressful and complex of situations because it was a pandemic and because the consequences of the pandemic weren’t foreseen and some of the preparatory work that might have been done that might have helped hadn’t been done.”

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