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Nurses call for an improved aged care sector – The Echo

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Pauline Breen Lathbury, and midwives, took to the streets of Mullumbimby last Friday to draw attention to the state of aged care in many care facilities. Photo Jeff ‘Ageing Since 1986’ Dawson.

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

It comes as the Royal Commission into Aged Care report was released Monday. Upon its release, the peak aged care lobby group, Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC), described it as a ‘critical watershed moment in Australia’s quest for a fair and just system, that gives older people the care and choice they need and deserve,…



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