Peak bodies fear ACFI cuts could lead to fewer RNs

| 14 Jun 2016

Aged and Community Services Australia and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation have called for a stop to the recent Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) cuts. The peak bodies fear that funding cuts will mean providers are unable to employ the same number of registered nurses, which could compromise resident care.

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Sophia Bolden

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Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.


  1. Wendy

    I am outraged that this Aged Care funding is proposed to be cut; and that the idea to have such drastic cuts outlined as perfectly acceptable by the current Government.
    What does it take to make politicians see their role as Advocates, and Representatives of the common citizen? It is us citizens who provide, and have provided their salaries for decades. We have, therefore, the right to have an official opinion on this very topic. Why the underhanded, and sneaky tactics? Why the whispering behind closed doors? Come out and face us people honestly via a Referundum BEFORE we witness the harm and neglect that these Aged Care funding cuts assuredly will cause to our most vulnerable and helpless Aged.

    • Sophia Bolden

      Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate that the recent funding changes have been a source of concern for some aged care providers, care recipients and their families. Hopefully there is some clarity around the next steps for the aged care sector shortly.
      Thank you again,


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