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Health experts furious federal guidelines still let Melbourne aged care staff work multiple sites

‘I’m almost speechless,’ nursing union head says, that Coalition failed to take stronger action after Victoria’s second wave of Covid last year

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  • The federal government failed to stop staff at aged care facilities from working across multiple sites despite a mobile workforce being a driver of Victoria’s second wave of Covid-19 last year, prompting a furious response from the main staff union and health experts.

    It was revealed on Monday that staff from two of the aged care facilities affected by Melbourne’s latest Covid outbreak, Arcare Maidstone and Bluecross Western Gardens, were working across multiple sites, prompting lockdowns at the facilities, with residents now confined to their rooms.

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