Tag: Covid-19 Victoria Aged Care

Has the Quality and Safety Commission contributed to COVID outbreaks in aged care?

The powers granted to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission that allow assessors to enter any Commonwealth-funded aged care facility in...

Aged care homes should prepare to lose all their staff if they have COVID-19:...

Providers that have a COVID-19 outbreak should be prepared to replace all their staff within days, the Royal Commission into Aged Care...

Updated: COVID-19 coordination centre takes control in Victoria as cases grow

Aged care operators will be obliged to reduce staff working across multiple sites from today, as the new multi-agency Victorian Aged Care...
Nicholas Brown, Acting CEO, Aged Care Guild

Response Centres should be formed ahead of COVID-19 outbreaks: Aged Care Guild

The Aged Care Guild has called for response centres to be created in all COVID-19-impacted states to get ahead of potential outbreaks.

New visitor app reveals ‘the power of data’

When COVID-19 restrictions started to bite and St Vincent’s Care Services was forced to ramp up compliance measures, it sparked a series...

Aged care operators call for greater access to PPE stockpile

Aged care operators outside existing COVID-19 hotspots say they do not have enough masks for their staff, and are calling for urgent...

Hospitalisation of aged care residents should happen before major outbreaks

The peak body for non-profit aged care providers Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) says it is fantastic that hospitalisation of aged...

Pandemic leave required for all aged care workers from tomorrow following Fair Work decision

Paid pandemic leave must be paid to aged care workers around the country if they are required to self-isolate for COVID-19, following...

Industry calls for clarity and resources for ‘high stakes’ COVID-19 staffing

Aged care operators have called for details around the funding and resourcing arrangements for surge staffing and fill-in workers following new COVID-19...

Aged care on the frontline with Victorian COVID-19 outbreaks

Personal protective equipment, a surge workforce and access to emergency response teams are being made available to aged care homes in Victoria...

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