Gloucester aged care nurses face uncertain future

Frustrated members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will take to the streets in Gloucester tomorrow to highlight local aged care staffing cuts. It’s been revealed up to five full-time equivalent nursing positions will be lost, when aged care bed licences transfer from Gloucester Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital over to Anglican Care later this […]

Scandalous, but not illegal

The Earle Haven nursing home scandal is outrageous even by the low standards set by Australia’s aged care providers. However, it reflects the sad state of many aged care facilities. On the day the Earle Haven nursing home on Queensland’s Gold Coast suddenly shut down, one registered nurse was rostered on to care for 68 […]

ANMF clarifies misinformation about aged care staff ratios

ANMF Media Release 4 June 2019 Aged care is chronically understaffed. Currently there are no laws which provide for safe minimum levels of care for older Australians. The current system of allowing providers to determine adequate care and staffing has simply failed. That is why we have a Royal Commission into Aged Care.  Occasionally some providers […]

ANMF welcomes new federal shadow cabinet

ANMF Media Release June 3 2019 The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) welcomes the ALP’s new Shadow Ministry, saying the appointments of Chris Bowen, Julie Collins and Ged Kearney in the key health and aged care portfolios, respectively, will provide new opportunities to deliver better care outcomes for all Australians. The ANMF is also […]

ANMF Calls On New Minister To Act Now to Fix The Crisis In Aged Care

ANMF Media Release Monday 27th May, 2019 The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed Senator Richard Colbeck into the crucial role of Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and has urged him not to wait until the Royal Commission is over to start fixing the crisis in aged care. ANMF Federal Secretary Annie […]

Australia should be a world leader in aged care delivery

ANMF Media Release. 15 December, 2018 Today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and key national medical groups have been joined by Professor John Pollaers, Chair of the 2018 Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce, in calling on Prime Minister Morrison, the Government and all sides of the Australian Parliament, to legislate and fund minimum […]

ANMF says parliament must act to pass staffing ratios disclosure bill

The Federal Parliament must act on recommendations from a Liberal-led Parliamentary Committee which calls for the mandatory disclosure of staffing ratios in the Australia’s nursing homes, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). In examining the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (the Bill), the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care […]

For profit aged care providers must account for billions in taxpayer subsidies

ANMF Media Release. Canberra, 22 November, 2018. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling on the Senate Economics Reference Committee investigating the financial and tax practices of Australia’s for-profit aged care providers, to support its recommendations which will ensure greater transparency and accountability of taxpayer-funded subsidies for the sector. ANMF Federal Secretary Annie […]

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