The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched its new national campaign aimed at ensuring that aged care is a priority in the upcoming 2021 Budget and that the Morrison Government introduces urgently-needed laws that mandate safe, staff ratios in every nursing home, 24/7.
AMA members are reporting significant barriers deterring them from visiting aged care facilities, which is why the AMA is calling for better support for our doctors when visiting elderly patients in nursing homes – to give them the care they deserve.
A staggeringly low 10 per cent of Australia’s aged care workers have been vaccinated so far, despite supposedly being being a Federal Government priority and classified as part of Phase 1a of the vaccination schedule.
The ACTU is calling for clarity around any changes to the Morrison Government’s troubled vaccine rollout – especially when it comes to how and when workers in aged care and disability support will receive the vaccination.
A delegation of aged care workers from across Australia has converged on Parliament House, Canberra, today (Tuesday, March 16) calling on the country’s political decision-makers to use the upcoming Federal Budget to urgently reform the understaffed and under-resourced aged care sector.