Notices of Non-compliance, Notices to Agree and Sanctions in St Nicholas Aged Care

Service Provider: Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society of St George Brisbane

Sanctions and Notices to Agree

Status Status Current
Sanction or Notice to Agree applied Sanction or Notice to Agree applied The approved provider is not eligible to receive Commonwealth subsidies for any new care recipients at the service for a period of three (3) months.

In order to avoid the imposition of a revocation sanction under section 63N of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018, the approved provider is required to agree to the following in writing by 5.00pm on 24 August 2022:
Other requirements:
  • appoint, at its expense, an eligible adviser to assist it to comply with its responsibilities: this appointment must be made by 5:00pm on 24 August 2022; and the adviser must be appointed for a period of at least six (6) months ceasing on 23 February 2023.
  • give the eligible advisor all the necessary information required to provide their assistance.
  • provide, at its expense, training for its officers, employees and agents as specified below and to demonstrate that it has provided that training
This training should include, but not be limited to:
  • safe and effective personal and clinical care and effective management of high-impact or high-prevalence risks, restrictive practices, chemical restraint and mechanical restraint management
The Provider must provide a written training plan to the Commission by 02 September 2022 and written evidence of successful completion of the specified training by 16 February 2023.
  • participate in fortnightly teleconferences with the Commission and ensure a fortnightly written report is prepared and provided to enable the Commission to monitor the provider’s progress towards returning to compliance
Sanction or Notice to Agree date Sanction or Notice to Agree date 23/08/2022
Expiry date Expiry date 23/02/2023
Reason(s) for sanction or notice to agree Reason(s) for sanction or notice to agree The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission identified that there is an immediate and severe risk to the safety, health or well-being of care recipients to whom the approved provider is providing care
Failures of relevance to the decision to impose the sanction are:
StandardBased on the following requirements:
Standard 3 – Personal care and clinical care(3) (a) (i), (ii), (iii)
(3) (b)
Standard 8 – Organisational governance(3) (c) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)
Current status of service Current status of service
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission are continuing to monitor the services return to compliance.
An advisor was appointed by the approved provider on24 August 2022
Care recipients and representatives were notified on 31 August 2022