'Dire' surge in serious aged care incidents could be fixed with budget, union says

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
May 10 2021 - 7:30pm
Concerns have been raised over whether a new initiative tasked with reducing serious incidents within aged care services is being adequately funded and staffed. Picture: Shutterstock

Reports of serious incidents within the country's aged care facilities have reached nearly 3000 in the first six weeks of a new government initiative's formation amid criticism the scheme is already being overwhelmed.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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