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Mr David McGrath was commissioned by the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist to undertake an independent assessment of the progress against the reform agenda articulated in the Oakden Report Response. This assessment would also assist in informing future priorities for Specialist Aged Care Reform in South Australia.

The report of the review was finalised in June 2022 and outlined sixteen recommendations that covered specialist dementia care, data and key performance indicators, governance structures and older persons mental health staffing.

On receipt of the report SA Health considered the recommendations and developed a response document which supported in full or in part all recommendations. This is provided below