Aged Care News

ANMF urges Senators to vote for mandated aged care staffing levels in nursing homes

For the sake of older Australians and their families, Senators must vote for mandated levels of highly-trained nurses and appropriately-skilled carers to care for vulnerable nursing home residents, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANM...



Nurses say aged care staffing levels ‘inadequate’

More than 92% of nurses and aged workers responding to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national workforce survey say they are being asked to care for the same number of nursing home residents with less staff or less rostere...



ALP supports more nurses in aged care

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), welcomes Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s public acknowledgement of the urgent need for improved levels of nursing staff in the under-resourced aged care sector....



Submission to Inquiry into Effectiveness of Aged Care Quality Assessment and Accreditation Framework

Read or download the NSWNMA Submission to the Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and Accreditation framework....



Minister must act to stop slashing of care hours

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Aged Care Minister to stop a national aged care provider from carrying out wide-ranging nursing cuts and underpaying other workers at its aged car...



Inquiry recommends min nursing requirement in aged care

The wide-ranging recommendations of a Senate Inquiry into Australia’s under-resourced aged care workforce should finally be enough for the Federal Government to take urgent action to introduce minimum nurse and staffing requirements in nursing home...



Poor staffing results in abuse of elderly

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the Government to fix the crisis in aged care, in the wake of a new damning report which contains disturbing evidence showing how the lack of minimum staffing regulations and...



Understaffing in nursing homes linked to preventable deaths

New research showing that the number of deaths in nursing homes from preventable causes has increased by 400 per cent over the last 13 years again highlights the urgent need for mandated nurse and carer to patient ratios, according to the Australian ...



NSW Nationals turn backs on RNs in aged care

The ongoing delivery of qualified, highly skilled nursing care in NSW residential aged care facilities has been dealt a significant blow, after the Berejiklian Government today refused to keep one registered nurse on duty at all times in high care nu...



Aged care registered nurses bill one step closer

A bill to keep at least one registered nurse on duty at all times in high care nursing homes has today unanimously passed the NSW upper house. Liberal MLC Matthew Mason-Cox joined with crossbenchers and spoke in favour of the Shooters, Fishers and Fa...