There was a lot to celebrate yesterday – not only was it International Nurses Day and Mother’s Day – aged care workers received a pledge from a major political party to start taking action on understaffing.
If elected, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten committed Labor would:
This is a positive step in the right direction, particularly because it recognises the need to take action now in aged care, rather than waiting for recommendations from the royal commission.
There is still a lot of work to do. We need mandated ratios for safe staffing and for government funding to be directly tied to care.Read comments from NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes here.
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