Hope on the horizon for aged care staffing ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the federal Opposition’s pre-election pledge to begin addressing the aged care crisis by introducing staffing ratios, ensuring a registered nurse is onsite 24/7 and supporting a long overdue pay rise for aged care workers. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said the announcement had given aged care members across […]

Aged care nurses call out Morrison on empty promises

Burnt out and dejected, a group of registered nurses, enrolled nurses and assistants in nursing from residential aged care sites across NSW are travelling to Canberra, desperate to have their voices heard when federal parliament resumes tomorrow. Armed with first-hand accounts of chronic workforce shortages, poor access to booster vaccines, and ongoing battles over supplies […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pioneer House staff cuts leave residents vulnerable

A recent staffing restructure at the Mudgee based residential aged care facility, Pioneer House, has prompted renewed calls for the Federal Government to urgently introduce mandated ratios in aged care. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) have raised serious concerns for the welfare of residents, as well as their own personal safety […]

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