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ACN urges Government to support nurses delivering COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian College of Nursing has called on the Government to support the nursing profession in delivering COVID-19 vaccines in residential aged care facilities and residential disability facilities.

In-home care ensuring six-decade love affair lives on and on: Valentines Day inspiration

WA couple Karlene and Bob Mossman met not long after they both enlisted in the Australian Defence Force in the late 1950s, and it was love at first sight. Today, with a little in-home care assistance and a never-faltering affection that has lasted six decades, the couple's romantic flame burns brightly on. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

NSW hospitals choc-a-bloc with elderly waiting for aged care

Up to 30 per cent of patients in NSW public hospitals would be better off in more appropriate facilities such as aged care homes, the state's health minister says.

‘They’re doing it incredibly tough’ UWU rally highlights need for further aged care pay rises

As aged care nurses and personal care workers wait for their 15 per cent pay rise come July, the United Workers Union (UWU) and its members are rallying to encourage further pay rises that include all workers in the sector. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to UWU aged care director Carolyn Smith about why extra financial support for all aged care workers is vital.

HSU leader claims KFC workers better off than those working in aged care

The Federal Government is staring down a key health union after its national boss said workers in the "crumbling" aged care sector would be better off working at KFC.

Person-centred care principles and deinstitutionalisation are this provider’s mission

Since 2018, Opal Healthcare CEO Rachael Argaman and director of communications and sustainability, Roseanne Cartwright, have been overseeing a transformation of Opal Healthcare aged care facilities nationwide. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Transparency to be first step to closing gender pay gap: Minister for Women

Employers will soon need to increase transparency and take action on pay rates as the federal parliament considers a new measure to help close the gender gap.

PSA launches first ‘Equality Statement’ in support of inclusive, discrimination-free care

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has launched its Equality Statement, calling for pharmacists to reflect on how they provide more inclusive, appropriate and discrimination-free healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Australians.

Return of older workers to aged care sector a huge shot in the arm

Older Australians are re-joining the aged care workforce in their droves over recent years. myHomecare Group HR manager Lissa Wyborn tells BIANCA ROBERTS that not only are they a huge asset to their workplace, they are particularly valued by older persons looking for support from someone with a lived experience of ageing.

Pharmacist deregistered for stealing returned drugs

A pharmacist who rummaged through a bin used to return unwanted medicines has been deregistered after taking away 11 prescription capsules.

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