Federal Election

'No time to feed residents': aged care nurses face tough calls amid staffing crisis

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated May 4 2022 - 6:01am, first published May 3 2022 - 9:00pm
Workers under pressure: Illawarra aged care nurse Linda Hardman says aged care nurses need better pay and conditions to attract and encourage people to stay in the sector. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

At least 12 aged care nurses in the Illawarra say they were responsible for caring for between 100 and 129 residents, while two say they were left to care for more than 160 people on at least one shift in March.

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad
Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

Get the latest Wollongong news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.