Monday 22 May 2017
I supported a Shooters Fishers and Farmers bill to require all nursing homes with high care needs residents to have a registered nurse onsite at all times. Registered nurses can administer vital drugs for pain relief, know when to refer a patient for further medical attention and can perform life-saving procedures.
Given some of the horror stories from nursing homes, we need to ensure adequate care to give residents and their families peace of mind. While the government opposed the bill in the lower house,
I understand it is considering the requirement further, which was in place up until 2014. My speech is HERE.