Decent wages and conditions for nurses and carers working in aged care, minimum staffing levels and skills mix, and the implementation of a transparent and accountable funding system are the main objectives of a national campaign being run by the QNU and branches of the Australian Nursing Federation.
The campaign will run until the next federal election.
There are some serious issues affecting nurses and residents in aged care. There are simply not enough nurses in aged care and those that remain are overworked and underpaid. Aged care nurses will tell you that it’s the quality of care Read more »
Older Australians need and deserve quality aged care.
But to deliver this, Australia’s aged care system needs to be reformed – and there has been no agreement yet about how to deliver meaningful reform across the industry. That's why the federal government asked the Productivity Commission to investigate the critical issues affecting aged care and to make suggestions about how to fix it. The Commission has released a draft report which gives an indication of what its recommendations will be. Read more »
As part of our efforts to pressure the federal government to adequately fund aged care this budget the QNU has launched this television ad. The ad depicts families of residents sharing their concerns about the situation in aged care as well as a number of shocking statistics. Read more »
Wearing our bright blue t-shirts and with balloons and placards in hand, QNU members made a visual statement at events across the state on Wednesday, October 7. As part of our Day of Action for aged care, nurses and midwives from public and private hospitals joined their colleagues from the aged care sector to give a very public face Read more »
Aged care nurses hard working, dedicated and passionate professionals. They care about their residents and about the industry. They want to ensure aged care nursing is of the highest quality. Here are their stories. Read more »
As part of the ANF's Because We Care campaign, Federal Secretary, Ged Kearney delivered an address at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday 16 September 2009. Federal Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot and ANF State and Territory Branch Secretaries were among the many who attended. Read more »