Reminder: Have Your Say on Aged Care Staffing

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is reminding all interested Australians to have their say on the staffing of Aged Care homes across the country, by participating in an online survey or by contributing to the current national review of the Aged Care workforce.

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27 February 2018

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is reminding all interested Australians to have their say on the staffing of Aged Care homes across the country, by participating in an online survey or by contributing to the current national review of the Aged Care workforce.

“Ensuring Australian aged care has a strong supply of appropriately trained, skilled and resourced staff is a top priority,” Minister Wyatt said.

“To ensure adequate staffing and skills, I announced a workforce taskforce last November which is due to produce Australia’s first aged care workforce strategy by July.

“This will be critical for provision of the care our senior Australians deserve, with predictions the Aged Care workforce will need to grow from the current 360,000 to almost one million by 2050.”

The workforce taskforce has a $2 million budget to support detailed consultation and research across the country, and is currently seeking public comment.

“I urge senior Australians, their families, community members and aged care staff to get involved by going to the taskforce’s online consultation hub and completing the survey,” said Minister Wyatt.

To contribute to the survey, go to the Department of Health's Consultation Hub.

People can contact the taskforce by emailing ACWSTaskforce@health.gov.au or calling 1800 020 103.

Public submissions are open until 16 March.

Media contact: Nick Way, Media Adviser 0419 835 449

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