In today’s Waverley leader (18/02/2014) it states that staff are concerned that the new Monash and Elizabeth Gardens Aged Care provider will not provide the same working conditions as Monash Council. They have every right to be concerned and the provider should provide them with answers. They need to consider the care of the residents as changes to staffing levels or conditions can affect the care of these residents.
Mayor Geoff stated that the council does not agree with ANMF that staff are concerned. You will find that many staff and community members will disagree with this statement. Has the Council or Geoff Lake visited the facility lately before making this statement?
Monash Council promised that the same level care or above will be provided by the new provider. To achieve this staff levels or conditions should not be changed. “A key reason why Royal Freemasons has been selected following the tender process is because it is able to provide a standard of care at least as good – and if not better – than that provided by Council.” http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/news/media2014/aged_care_facilities.htm
Will the council breach their promise made to the community and the aged care residents? What are the community’s thoughts on this?
You can provide your feedback or leave a comment by clicking the ‘LEAVE A COMMENT’ button on top of post.