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To: Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians

Staff to resident ratios for quality aged care.

Right now the Royal Freemasons in Victoria are reviewing their rosters in all their facilities. As a result they are cutting staff hours and staff numbers reducing the level of quality care for the residents.

This Covid-19 pandemic is the worst time to be reducing staffing levels. We need the government to legislate staff to resident ratios in the private aged care sector. This is the only way we can ensure that we have adequate quality care for the residents of our aged care facilities.

Why is this important?

As secretary of the Bendigo Trades Hall I support our unions and their members and fight for all workers.

However, this one hits closer to home. I have a sister that works in the aged care industry and my grandfather is a resident in one of the Royal Freemasons facilities. My sister loves her job and cares very much for the residents, but my sister still has the right to a safe reliable job and my grandfather needs quality care that can only be provided by our experienced aged care staff.

Reducing the staffing levels to meet their budget Royal Freemasons is putting the safety of both the staff and the residents at risk. Please help me call on the government to put the care of our loved ones and the safety of the wonderful caring staff before profits.

Tell the government we need ratios in the private aged care sector.

How it will be delivered

The signatures will be emailed directly to Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians.

Updates

2020-07-28 18:12:02 +1000

100 signatures reached

2020-07-27 20:03:37 +1000

50 signatures reached

2020-07-27 18:01:08 +1000

25 signatures reached

2020-07-27 17:36:23 +1000

10 signatures reached