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Aged care reform August 2 webinar focuses on the workforce

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As all in the sector are well aware by now, the Department of Health is in the midst of holding a series of interactive webinars to share information about the aged care reforms announced in the 2021 Federal Budget, in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The webinar on August 2 focuses on how the reforms can help to grow a bigger, more highly skilled workforce that can deliver compassionate, safe and high-quality care through:

  • financial support and incentives for aged care workers
  • support for workforce planning.

Presenters at the webinar will be:

  • The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care
  • Kevin McCoy, CEO Independent and Assisted Living, Australian Unity
  • Michael Lye, Deputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group
  • Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
  • Eliza Strapp, First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division

It will also include lived experience perspectives from the aged care workforce.

Find out more and register for this webinar on the department’s website.

Thousands of people have so far participated in webinars that have covered residential aged care, information and communication technology (ICT), home care, dementia and improving outcomes for First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

If you missed these webinars you can go to the department’s website and access the recordings in the ‘Previous webinars’ section.

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