Date published: 
10 August 2020
Media type: 
Media release
General public

Today’s Aged Care Employee Day is a timely opportunity to thank all aged care workers for their outstanding devotion to senior Australians in care.

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck said there has never been a more difficult time to work in aged care.

“The impact of COVID-19 in Victoria and New South Wales particularly has been simply tragic and devastating,” he said,

“The commitment of everyone working in the aged care sector throughout our nation has never been so vital.

“It’s important we promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the age services sector.

“The passion and achievements of organisations, teams and individuals in the service of senior Australians is paramount as we work to increase community involvement in aged care and services.”

Minister Colbeck encouraged all Australian to reflect on the dedication and sense of duty of aged care workers.

“They devote themselves to the care of our loved ones, each and every day,” he said.

“Aged care employees deserve our gratitude and can be assured that their work is highly valued.”