Queensland aged care providers are cutting frontline aged care staff from private facilities throughout the state at a time when they are needed most.
Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) Secretary Beth Mohle said in a disturbing development, private aged care providers were slashing frontline staff and greatly reducing hours of care for elderly residents.
Ms Mohle said adverse changes were occurring rapidly at a growing number of Queensland facilities – seemingly without consultation with residents or their families. She...
Secretary Of Queensland Nurses And Midwives’ Union
Since commencing work at the QNMU in 1990, Beth has worked hard to advance the industrial and professional interests and values of nurses and midwives working in all sectors across Queensland. As QNMU Secretary, her focus remains firmly on members and using numerous avenues to address the challenges they confront in their daily working lives.
The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) has called on all Queenslanders to remain calm and respectful while important investigations into Central Queensland COVID-19 infections are carried out.
QNMU Secretary Beth Mohle said separate investigations were underway into the death of Blackwater man Nathan Turner and a nurse who returned a positive COVID-19 test while working at the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre.
Ms Mohle said unsubstantiated claims or comments made publicly by organisations or individuals were unnecessary, unhelpful and potentially...
The situation in aged care affects us all.
They are our parents and grandparents, people who looked after us and loved us, but now many of them — especially those in need of high care — are left unfed, unwashed and even in soiled nappies for hours... all because there aren’t enough aged care staff.
Over the past 13 years, chronic understaffing has seen a 400% increase in preventable deaths of elderly Australians in aged care, with hundreds dying from...
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I write in response to Federal Minister for Ageing Ken Wyatt’s media release titled Powerful New Reforms to Ensure Safe, Quality Aged Care (18 April 2018).
The release outlines Turnbull Government plans to increase aged care inspections and reporting of adverse incidents in Australian aged care facilities.
While this is a step in the right direction, there is still much...