Members in residential aged care are reporting an ‘epidemic’ of reprimand letters from employers pointing out delays in responding to call bells and incidents of missed care.
The letters are being issued to nursing and care staff and in some instances relating to incidents occurring when they were not even on-shift.
As the spotlight grows on the operations of aged care facilities across the nation in light of a looming Royal Commission, the ANMF (SA Branch) expects to hear of more such activity as employers attempt to unfairly apportion blame for missed care on a severely under-staffed workforce.
We urge all members—in and out of aged care—to get behind our very public national campaign for legislated staffing ratios in aged care. Take just one minute out of your day to visit www.morestaffforagedcare.com.au and add your voice to the growing community of concern.