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Aged care sector failing to find nurses

New figures from the Department of Health and Aged Care found that residential aged care is facing a gap of 5,918 nurses by 2024-25 – an improvement of only 44 from government forecasts during the December quarter. The Australian has ...

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Qld aged care joins labour migration program

Queensland aged care provider Lutheran Services has joined the federal government's Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement. The agreement aims to help alleviate critical workforce shortages by attracting skilled carers from overseas. As part of a five-year agreement, Lutheran Services will ...

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CDU professor nominated for senior of the year

Charles Darwin University (CDU) associate professor Elaine Ḻäwurrpa Maypilama has been nominated for the 2024 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year award for her work in child and newborn health. Ḻäwurrpa is a Warramiri woman from Yolŋu Country and ...

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Mandatory care minutes hit aged care homes

Residential aged care homes have been required to report their care minutes to the Department of Health and Aged Care since October 1, equalling a sector-wide average of 200 minutes per day per resident, including 40 minutes spent with a ...

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