WIN: Aged care assessment privatisation stopped

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed news that plans to privatise Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) have been scrapped, following a meeting of state and territory Health Ministers in Melbourne. A COAG Health Council communiqué confirms: “The Commonwealth has agreed to work with the States and Territories to have a consistent, uniform, […]

Nurses oppose aged care assessment privatisation

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has condemned plans by the federal government to privatise the current aged care assessment process, arguing it would have widespread implications for the state’s health sector. The government wants to streamline the current Regional Assessment Service (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT), and put the entire assessment […]

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