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Funding boost for aged care COVID response

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The Federal Government has announced an additional $171 million for its pandemic aged care response package.

It brings the commonwealth’s total investment since the coronavirus pandemic started to more than $1 billion, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

The additional funding includes $9.1 million to support the further operations of the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre (VACRC) and $103.4 million to support the response including emergency call centre surge capability for communication with families, training for new workers and quarantine costs for interstate healthcare workers.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Ageing Agenda website.



Source:
Natasha Egan, 2020, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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