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Patrick has high hopes for 24-7 nursing care bill, but concerned lower house may veto amendments

Twenty-four hour nursing requirements in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) have been added to the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021, which was read for the third time and ultimately passed in the Senate last night. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

New bill calls for a national law requiring registered nurses 24/7 in nursing homes

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on all Federal Senators to support a private member's bill, the Aged Care Amendment (Registered Nurses Ensuring Quality Care) Bill 2021, introduced by Senator Rex Patrick yesterday (Tuesday, September 1).

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