The royal commission into the aged care sector should hold a hearing in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter Valley, Shortland MP Pat Conroy says.
Mr Conroy told federal parliament on Wednesday he had written to royal commissioners asking them to conduct part of their inquiry in the Hunter Region.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was launched last October, with an interim report due to be released on October 31 this year and a final report to be tabled on April 30, 2020.
Aside from capital cities, hearings have been held in regional areas such as Broome, Cairns and Mildura - the inquiry is scheduled to visit Mudgee in November.
Mr Conroy told parliament a hearing in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter Valley would be easily accessible to people from Port Stephens, the Central Coast and Mid North Coast, which all had large aged populations.
He told the House of Representatives about several constituents who had raised serious concerns about the aged care sector, particularly with home care packages.
"One of those is my constituent Wally, who I have spoken about in the House before," Mr Conroy said.
"It is now 12 months since Wally was approved for a level four package and yet he is still waiting, receiving care at the lower level two. His devoted wife, Edna, is grateful for help with showering and respite to do the shopping, but she is still not able to go to church, which she misses greatly.
"Wally and Edna desperately want to remain in their home - they just need the appropriate level of care to enable them to do so. And still they wait."
The final day of the first Melbourne hearing will take place on Friday, before a second begins in the Victorian capital in October.
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