A State Parliamentary Committee accepted submissions on an inquiry for the need for registered nurses in NSW aged care facilities for residents who require a high level of care. Click on link: Detailed Inquiry document.
You can also read more about it by clicking on link provided to direct you to this article:
Inquiry to investigate how aged care residents will fare without registered nurses on duty 24/7
Submissions from other organisations click link provided: Submissions to Registered nurses in New South Wales nursing homes.
I agree that all aged care facilities with high care residents should be staffed at all times by at least one registered nurse!
Some residents have complex care needs and should be monitored by a registered nurse at all times. These resident’s are human beings and should be cared for appropriately, with qualified staff and with dignity. There have been many cases where resident’s have been put at risk without qualified staff. We need more nurses, not less!