Nurses to take action

Nurses to take action

Changed regulations on aged care has prompted Riverina nurses to take action to ensure nursing home facilities are not compromised.

A petition with 7000 signatures will be presented to member for Wagga Daryl Maguire today as nurses hit back at the federal government’s proposed changes.

I am concerned that we are questioning the role of the RN when really we should be looking at how we can support that role and increase the skills and knowledge of registered nurses working in aged care.

Registered nurses could be replaced with residential care workers who might have only a Certificate III qualification, which Mr Crebert said is not good enough.

Doctor Maree Bernoth from Charles Sturt University’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health has given evidence to an inquiry by a Legislative Council committee.

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