As news headlines and political debates about Australia's embattled aged care sector rage on, frontline staff have been entirely left out of the conversation according to industry advocates.
After 12 years in the industry, former aged care nurse and aged care consultant Lez Moore says care workers and nurses want to be included in discussions around workforce reform and COVID-19 management.
“We’re not letting them be part of the conversation and letting them be part of the bigger picture,” Moore said.
“We need to make sure our staff are empowered and ready to do their job in the industry that’s going to make a difference.
“Hopefully we can get some great people on board and be able to steer it in the right direction because without the aged care industry, we are in trouble.”
Moore currently oversees over 100 frontline care staff and line managers across NSW.
He joined Aged Care Insite to discuss the current state of aged care from the eyes of those working inside the industry.Do you have an idea for a story?
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