Understaffing in nursing homes linked to preventable deaths

New research showing that the number of deaths in nursing homes from preventable causes has increased by 400 per cent over the last 13 years again highlights the urgent need for mandated nurse and carer to patient ratios, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). The research, collated from the Coronial investigations into […]

Calls for action to address elder abuse in aged care

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on all levels of government to proactively reduce and prevent incidents of elder abuse occurring in residential aged care facilities. In its report ‘Who will keep me safe? Elder Abuse in Residential Aged Care’, the NSWNMA identifies the provision of adequate staffing and skill-mix as the […]

NSW aged care nurses face reduced pay under Coalition government

The federal Liberal and Nationals policy of further deregulating funding to nursing homes means tens of thousands of NSW aged care nurses face reduced pay under a Coalition government, the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) said today. Tony Abbott and the Federal Coalition have said they will do away with the current wage supplement, […]

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