MAKE IT LAW: Former aged care worker and registered nurse of 38 years Carolyn Waters is a delegate and activist for QNMU.
MAKE IT LAW: Former aged care worker and registered nurse of 38 years Carolyn Waters is a delegate and activist for QNMU. TAHLIA STEHBENS

'In the end, it was unsafe': ex-aged care nurse

ENTERING an aged care facility will be a likely scenario for many Australians, but research has found the level of care and capability is seriously lacking.

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union has identified concerning statistics in the aged care sector and are planting their heels in in the fight for proper care.

Carolyn Waters is a registered nurse, QNMU activist and former aged care worker in Bundaberg who said she had to leave her job, where she was caring for almost 100 residents, because she just couldn't take it any longer.

"At the time I was an enrolled nurse and I was in charge of the whole place - that shouldn't happen," Ms Waters said.

"I got to a point where I thought, I've got to get out of this or I could lose my registration.

"In the end, it was unsafe."

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