Doctors urge PM to legislate staffing ratios in nursing homes

The call comes on the back of several incidents involving alleged abuse of residents

Doctors have joined forces with peak nursing bodies to call on the Prime Minister to immediately legislate minimum staffing levels in aged care.

elderly woman waiting

In September, Scott Morrison launched the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety with a remit to examine staffing ratios.

But in an open letter released online on Friday, the presidents of the AMA, RACGP, Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation declared it was unnecessary to wait until the royal commission delivered

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