Aged care

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Anti-vaxxers using bribery and fake certificates to avoid vaccination, Australian government warned
Pharmacists and aged care providers tell MPs of tactics being employed to escape public health laws including ‘no jab, no job’

Paul Karp

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Aged care worker living with relatives who had Covid symptoms cleared to work at St Basil’s, inquest hears
Forty-five residents at the facility died from coronavirus and five more died from neglect as staff fell ill

Melissa Davey Medical editor

16, Nov, 2021 @8:13 AM

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St Basil’s aged care inquest hears testing delays after first Covid-19 case a ‘root cause’ of 50 deaths
While 45 aged care residents died from Covid-19, five died from neglect, hearing told

Melissa Davey

15, Nov, 2021 @4:25 AM

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St Basil’s Covid tragedy: ‘We are still finding out things that we weren’t aware of and it makes us angry’
Spiros Vasilakis’s mother, Maria, died in the Melbourne aged care home outbreak. He is among 64 witnesses to give evidence at a coronial inquest starting Monday

Melissa Davey Medical editor

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Victoria aged care sector angry at ‘bizarre’ decision to allow unvaccinated visitors in homes
The Andrews government has defended the absence of a Covid vaccine mandate, saying the rule balances risks with the harm of social isolation

Christopher Knaus and Cait Kelly

28, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Covid booster vaccines to be rolled out in Australian nursing homes within weeks
Government expects third shots using Pfizer jab to be offered to all vaccinated Australians by the end of the year

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @2:22 AM

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NSW and Victoria criticised for ‘glaring omission’ of aged care freedoms in reopening plans
Roadmaps make no mention of how sector will manage risk of allowing increased visitors after reaching vaccination targets

Melissa Davey

27, Sep, 2021 @8:53 AM

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Retirement village owner uses squatters’ rights in court bid to claim Sydney property
Australian Retirement Holdings launched legal action in a bid to stop a woman taking possession of her deceased grandparents’ land

Christopher Knaus

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘All of us are struggling’: regional Australia’s aged care homes strain to stay viable
More than half of country homes are losing money, with federal Covid funding seen as only a short-term boost

Madeleine Miller

15, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Most aged care homes on track to meet Australia’s deadline for mandatory staff Covid vaccinations
The Health Services Union is pushing for an extension to Friday’s vaccine cutoff, but health minister Greg Hunt is confident of a last-minute uptick

Sarah Martin and Nick Evershed

14, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s aged care workforce under strain amid international border closure, provider warns
RSL Lifecare chief executive Graham Millett says staffing constraints will become the sector’s biggest issue in the next year

Christopher Knaus

14, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Calls for extension to Australia’s compulsory aged care vaccinations as Friday deadline approaches
90.8% of staff have received a single dose, but Health Services Union says sector can’t afford to lose even 5% of its workforce

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

12, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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