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One in five aged care staff in Australia plan to quit in next year, citing ‘hopelessness’

Nursing union survey respondents say Covid crisis, staff shortages and exhaustion are leaving workers feeling abandoned * Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing * Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates One-fifth of aged care workers say they plan to resign in the wake of the Covid crisis, according to a union survey. On Thursday, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation released a survey of nearly 1,000 workers in aged care, with 37% of respondents saying they planned to quit the sector within the next one to five years, with another 21% planning to leave within the next 12 months. Continue reading...

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