Düsseldorf - The employment agencies and job centers have funded around 20,000 retraining courses for trained geriatric care workers in Germany over the past three years. This also includes advanced training for nursing staff for geriatric care assistants and nursing assistants, as the Rheinische Post reported, citing response from the federal government to request from the Green parliamentary group.
By promoting professional training and the full financing of such , the three-year measure, the employment agencies and job centers would make an "important contribution to securing skilled workers in nursing," says the government response.
The Greens spokeswoman for care policy, Kordula Schulz-Asche, accused Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), however, of having no plan on how he should improve the situation of the care workers noticeably and promptly. "When asked what the government is planning to improve the personnel situation now, the federal government can only refer to the Concerted Action Care", said Schulz-Asche. However, Spahn did nothing for the care workers in this country and will not do anything for the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) told the editorial network in Germany that he wanted to meet with Family Minister Franziska Giffey in the coming week and Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (both SPD) start the “Concerted Care Action”. The Union and the SPD have agreed in the coalition agreement that, among other things, they want to initiate “training offensive” and better conditions for nursing staff.