Personal and/or Nursing Care

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2005 Retired Members' Conference
22 June 2005
Carried as Amended

Conference believes that the distinction between nursing and personal care should be ended. It is completely unacceptable to charge old and/or disabled people for essential and needed personal care. Good quality personal and nursing care should be provided on the basis of need, free and without means-testing.

Conference instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee to pursue the matter with the National Executive Council with a view to implementing the findings of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care.