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Short-staffing in Aged Care ‘Never Worse’

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Media release – Health & Community Services Union, 23 February 2021

Short-staffing in aged care has never been worse, says survey: Government must act now

The largest survey of aged care workers in Tasmania has found that unprecedented levels of short-staffing in Tasmanian aged care facilities are putting residents and staff in danger.

Survey respondents have painted a shocking picture of the dire state of aged care, which already routinely leaves workers without enough time to provide proper care and has only continued to worsen during the pandemic.

In what can only be described as an overwhelming cry for systemic change, the results have revealed that:
• 83% of workers say they usually can’t complete their daily tasks, with the…



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