Currently the NSW Public Health Act requires all ‘nursing homes’ in NSW to have an RN on duty 24/7. But changes to the federal Aged Care Act in mid-2014 affected the NSW Act and could have seen the loss of this requirement. After pressure from the NSWNMA, the state government made an amendment to keep the status quo until late 2015, while they consult with stakeholders.
It is vital we make our voices clearly heard during this consultation process. Insist on registered nurses 24/7 in aged care in NSW!
Visit the NSWNMA Campaign website for further information or get involved, contact Shirley Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phone Shirley on 02 8595 1234 or 1300 367 962.