Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR), helped evacuate more than 100 aged care residents from two facilities in Brisbane yesterday during the worst of the flood emergency to hit the Queensland capital.
Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia have joined forces to provide advice to residential aged care facilities regarding the deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel.
Aged Care workers from New South Wales and Canberra, alongside Health Services Union figure-heads and Labor politicians, assembled at the doors of parliament yesterday in a continued bid to seek reforms aimed at alleviating the ongoing aged care crisis. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
As the aged care sector faces ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and staff shortages, providers want the ADF called in to assist, but PM Scott Morrison says defence personnel are "not a surrogate aged care workforce".