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‘One-in-a-generation opportunity’: Fitzgibbon calls on federal government to reform aged care

Federal MP for the Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon believes the Royal Commission report into aged care is a “one-in-a-generation” opportunity to reform the sector. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety passed...

Aged care waitlist ‘cruel and senseless’: Claydon

A Newcastle MP has criticised the federal government’s handling of aged care after the total number of people on the waitlist for places was released to the Senate. The data revealed 2,673 Australians...

Signed agreement paves way for region’s first Aboriginal aged care facility

Local Aboriginal Elder Uncle Bill Smith says an historic signing is about making footprints in time. Speaking at a gathering at Yamuloong in Garden Suburb today, the respected community member said the Memorandum...

Wall Heart campaign puts smiles on dials

Bring a smile to someone’s face by creating heartfelt art during the COVID-19 pandemic. For many people, this period has been incredibly isolating, and seniors in care have been forced to spend more...

Aged care needs more resources: NSW Nurses and Midwives Association

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on the Federal Government to urgently strengthen the level of support being provided to the aged care sector. As one of the most vulnerable...

Pen pal club to link generations

Children are being encouraged to join a pen pal club and write letters to older Novocastrians living in aged care. Newcastle Federal MP Sharon Claydon has put out a call for kids to sign up...