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‘Alarming’: survey’s grim picture of aged care in Tasmania | The Advocate



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A survey of Tasmanian aged care workers has found that about four out of five respondents indicated they would leave the industry in the next five years, a prospect the Health and Community Services Union has labelled “alarming”. On the eve of the release of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report, the HACSU survey paints a disheartening picture of the state of the sector in Tasmania. It found that 83 per cent of the workers surveyed can’t complete their daily tasks, with the vast majority conceding that they don’t expect to still be working in aged care in five years’ time due to a lack of sufficient staff in the sector. IN OTHER NEWS: Meanwhile, 60 per cent of workers said their…

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