Australian Nursing Home System Effecting Hospital Care

An article in The Australian details the lack of elder care and nursing beds which has thousands of elders crowding the hospital system. The government has initiated a program to add an addition 5000 elder care beds with a $96 million incentive. Half the new places are to be developed through zero interest rate loans as an incentive to build new facilities, a process the government wants speeded up, with the states releasing more land and accelerating planning approvals.

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