Reid promises improved aged care
Labor candidate for Robertson Dr Gordon Reid said Labor plans to improve and strengthen aged care on the Central Coast if it wins the upcoming federal election in May.
"As a local emergency department doctor, I believe we owe it to our older Australians to provide the best care possible to them in their frailer years.
"They have worked hard for our country, paid their taxes, and built our communities.
"That's why we need to act on the issues affecting aged care". Dr Reid said.
He said he had discussed with aged care workers and other stakeholders the crisis facing our aged care system".
Dr Reid said the Liberal Government had failed to do anything.
"Scott Morrison has neglected our older Australians," he said.
"An Albanese Labor Government will take action to improve aged care."
Dr Reid said Labor would make it a requirement that every aged care facility had a registered, qualified nurse on site, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Every Australian in aged care would receive an average of 215 minutes of care per day.
Labor supported a real pay rise for aged care workers and would ensure better food for residents at aged care facilities.
It would improve transparency and make residential aged care providers report what they are spending money on,he said.
Media release, 4 Apr 2022
Gordon Reid, Labor candidate for Robertson