The Albanese Government has again broken a key election commitment today, announcing they will be unable to have a nurse in every aged care facility in Australia by their target of 1 July 2023.
Those living in aged care homes and their families across Capricornia have had the promise broken of every facility having at least one registered nurse onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, has said this latest bungle from the Labor Government will cause additional issues to a sector already heaving under the pressure of trying to meet a one-size-fits-all regulation targets.
“Industry experts have been vocal about the challenges that facilities would face to meet these targets but Labor has thought they knew best and pushed forward with this target. This has placed a considerable amount of distress to both aged care providers and the people the older Australians who are in their care.
“Current workforce shortages are at extreme levels and the Minister for Aged Care has failed to take into consideration the challenges that aged care providers are already facing with staffing issues.
“Older Australians deserve the right to age with dignity in facilities that have the best quality care. Not with Governments overseeing a target that is reckless and damaging,” Ms Landry said.