Nursing news & views
For well over two decades there have been warnings of a looming crisis in the health-care system due to the ageing population and significant workplace shortages.
Australian aged care workers have lodged a claim for a 60 per cent pay increase – a rise that would add up to $10 an hour to the hourly wage.
Most of us are aware of how important nurses are to modern health care. There are fewer professions more necessary – especially in an ageing population – or more respected.
The federal government has announced that it will spend an additional $1.2 billion over four years to raise the wages of aged care workers.