Australia’s newest COVID wave, combined with a surge in domestic travel and absence of restrictions, are set to cause severe staffing shortages this festive season. Covax co-founders Dr Anuj Gupta and Mannu Kala tell BIANCA ROBERTS providers need to be on the front foot by remaining vigilant and maintaining hygiene and safety protocols, but also by being ready to replace staff across the board.
Daily we are reminded that more vital support is needed for the country’s ageing population. On International Volunteers Day we pause to acknowledge these incredible, giving angels and reflect on how critical they are to a healthier, more caring society. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Employers are being urged to review and revise onboarding processes for new employees to identify and mitigate psychosocial hazards as Australian states and territories face Safework Australia’s new Model Code of Practice.
An enrolled nurse made redundant by aged care provider Southern Cross Care Tasmania has publicly questioned the ‘compassion, integrity and respect’ of their former employer for sacking highly-trained ENs and replacing them with lower-paid personal care workers in nursing homes, as part of a new model of care.