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The ANMF has had a busy month campaigning to fix the crisis in aged care. On International Nurses Day, thousands of nurses, midwives, carers and members from the community gathered at events around the nation, calling on federal politicians to legislate staffing ratios in aged care.
What can health and aged care expect as a result of federal Budget 2018-19? While some investment into health was welcomed, the ANMF was deeply disappointed safe staffing in residential aged care was ignored. Read ANMJ’s Budget summary below.
Despite being a wealthy, developed country, Australia’s levels of chronic disease, amongst its population, is soaring, devastating millions of lives, and potentially crippling the health system. Yet a great deal of this disease burden is preventable. Jessica Gadd investigates what lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the chance of developing chronic diseases, and what nurses are doing to assist in disease prevention.
Aged care workers and community advocates turned out in force at rallies across the country last month as the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) officially launched its national campaign pushing for mandated staff ratios in the sector.