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Action Required on More Than Aged Care Paperwork27 June 2005
The Health Services Union welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government of extra spending in nursing homes to reduce paperwork but said more action was needed to improve care levels.
HSU national secretary Craig Thomson said it would take a lot more than Palm pilots for staff to get aged care up to the standard it should be.
"Any initiative to remove the paperwork burden on staff and get antiquated accounting systems up to speed is welcome," he said.
"But the best way to cut the paperwork burden is to increase the number of staff as recommended by the Senate inquiry into aged care.
"The real test for the Minister Julie Bishop is whether she is prepared to improve the industry and adopt the recommendations that came out of the inquiry.
"The bi-partisan Senate inquiry report last week said:
"This is a blueprint for better aged care in Australia which the government should follow."
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