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Annie Butler
Annie Butler Jan 17, 2019

Chronic Understaffing in Aged Care Is Causing Enormous Pain and Suffering for Residents and Families

With another burst of stories detailing the pain and suffering being experienced by nursing home residents appearing in the media as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety prepares to commence its official proceedings tomorrow, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time we finally, and genuinely, acknowledge that the system has failed Australia’s most frail and vulnerable. Radical change is desperately needed, both to the system’s rules and the system’s culture. Federal Secretary Annie Butler...
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Annie Butler

Annie Butler

Federal Secretary - ANMF

Annie Butler is the Federal Secretary for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. Annie was formally appointed to the role in June 2018, having served as the Assistant Federal Secretary since March 2014, and following years of experience in the clinical, professional and industrial areas of nursing.

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Annie Butler
Annie Butler Dec 15, 2018

“The measure of a society is how it cares for its elderly”: Right Now We Don’t Measure Up

Media Release from Annie Butler - ANMF Federal Branch Today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and key national medical groups have been joined by Professor John Pollaers, Chair of the 2018 Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce, in calling on Prime Minister Morrison, the Government and all sides of the Australian Parliament, to legislate and fund minimum staffing ratios that deliver the holistic care plans required to ensure safe and best practice care for all elderly Australians. In June...
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Annie Butler
Annie Butler Oct 26, 2018

Community should support greater transparency in nursing home staffing

Community support for a Bill which would see aged care providers forced to publicly disclose the number of staff they roster on to care for elderly nursing home residents, is being strongly encouraged by the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler described the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018, as a vital first step in making taxpayer-funded aged providers publicly accountable for the level and type of staffing they...
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Annie Butler Aug 20, 2018

Calls for aged care providers to ‘come clean’ on staffing ratios

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed a Private Member’s Bill being introduced into Federal Parliament today by Independent MP Rebekha Sharkie which will force aged care providers to publicly disclose their staffing ratios. ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler said the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 would allow vulnerable residents and their families to know exactly how many nurses and carers are on duty in aged care facilities across the country. “There are currently no...
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