NSW abandons rules on round-the-clock registered nurses in aged care

The NSW Government has been slammed after ditching laws demanding registered nurses staff high-need residential aged care centres around the clock.

The shock move by the government — apparently because of concerns about the costs on aged care operators — was made in the face of recommendations of a Parliamentary inquiry into registered nurses in NSW nursing homes.

The recommendations advised maintaining mandatory staffing by registered nurses and new staff-to-patient ratios.

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