ANMF welcomes ‘historic’ aged care reform laws

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and its members welcome the Albanese Government’s introduction of new Legislation which will ensure that a registered nurse (RN) is on-site in every nursing home 24/7 and that residents receive a minimum amount of safe, quality care every day. The Aged Care Amendment (Implementing Care Reform) Bill 2022 delivers on […]

Mr Morrison hasn’t done his job to fix aged care

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Royal Commission’s final report into the troubled aged care system, members of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) are speaking out – expressing their heartbreak and disgust that Prime Minister Scott Morrison ‘hasn’t done his job’ to stop the suffering of elderly Australians living in aged care. […]

ANMF launches national aged care campaign: ‘IT’S NOT TOO MUCH’

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched its national campaign aimed at ensuring aged care is a priority in the upcoming 2021-22 Budget, and that the Morrison Government introduces urgently-needed laws that mandate safe, staff ratios in every nursing home, 24/7. The ‘It’s Not Too Much’ campaign features a series of radio and […]

Calls for Morrison Government to act on safe staffing laws

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today calls on the Morrison Government to urgently respond to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report’s recognition that staffing levels in aged care are too low and that staff ratios should be introduced to ensure that there are sufficient nursing and other care […]

Poor staffing increases aged care hospitalisations

Inadequate staffing and skill levels have been identified as major contributing factors in avoidable hospital visits by many aged care residents in New South Wales, coupled with lengthy delays in being discharged after a hospital stay. A new report compiled by 11 members of the NSW Aged Care Roundtable (representing medical, clinical, nursing and consumer […]

Aged care sector attention well overdue

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has joined its national counterparts in welcoming today’s election commitment by Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, to begin the mammoth task of improving aged care in Australia. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said failings within the aged care sector were widespread and well documented, and it should […]

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