Video Message by Richard Colbeck on Aged Care Employee Day
7 August 2020
As we acknowledge Aged Care Employee Day, I think it’s worth taking note of the extraordinary job that aged care workers across Australia have done during the recent times of the COVID-19 outbreak. The…the amazing number of you who have taken up the opportunity to do additional training, particularly in infection control, with over 140,000 completions in courses that have been provided online, and the amazing work that’s been done to protect senior Australians all over Australia that puts us at a point where we’re a standout in our management of aged care and COVID-19 globally.
So thank you all for your hard work. It’s sincerely appreciated, and we know that a really well-motivated, caring workforce is so important for our role in looking after senior Australians in their time in aged care. So thank you very much, it’s important for me as Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians to acknowledge the work that you all do in caring for senior Australians.