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Simon Wallace: The reality is older people are being displaced and uprooted

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Newstalk ZB,
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Mon, 2 May 2022, 4:50pm
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Simon Wallace: The reality is older people are being displaced and uprooted

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 May 2022, 4:50pm

A nationwide shortage of workers means aged care facilities around the country are closing their hospital wings. Leaving elderly and vulnerable patients displaced from their families and support networks.  

It's estimated that aged care facilities around the country are down 20% of the nurses they need to meet demand – in real terms, they're short a thousand staff and it only seems to be getting worse.  

CEO of the Aged Care Association Simon Wallace joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. 

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