Who's pledged to support ratios in aged care?
Aged care workers are bravely speaking out about the chronic understaffing in our aged care facilities, but we need our federal politicians to act.
- The Greens have released their aged care policy initiative which includes nurse-to-resident ratios, a Registered Nurse to be rostered 24/7 and a 15% pay rise for aged care workers. You can read the details of this initiative here.
- The Australian Labor Party has announced a commitment to begin taking action to fix aged care by improving staffing levels, ensuring there is a Registered Nurse rostered on-site 24/7 and publishing the skills mix of the aged care workforce employed at every nursing home.
- Katter's Australian Party leader Bob Katter has also signed up to support our campaign for ratios.
The QNMU has written to Queensland Senators, MPs and candidates asking for their commitment to make ratios law in aged care. We thank the politicians who have pledged their support for this important campaign - you can see who they are below and check if your local MP has pledged to support ratios in aged care.