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$100 million for aged care coronavirus support

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The Federal Government has announced funding for providers to access training, additional staff and in-facility testing for coronavirus and flu as part of a $2.4 billion health response to the pandemic.

The packages includes $101.2 million for the aged care sector to:

  • upskill aged care workers in infection control
  • enable residential and home aged care providers to hire extra nurses and aged care workers
  • increase aged care staff and training to facilities during an outbreak
  • provide onsite pathology services for residents
  • support the quality regulator to work with providers on improving infection control.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2020, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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