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30 Sep 2019
Doctors and nurses have joined forces to push for urgent action on aged care. AMA President Dr Tony Bartone and ANMF President Annie Butler fronted the media in Parliament House to call for faster access to home care packages, mandated staff-to-resident ratios in aged care homes, and better Medicare rebates for GPs who visit patients in nursing homes.

Published: 30 Sep 2019

21 Feb 2019


The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is an opportunity to focus on the need to remove the barriers doctors and other health practitioners face in delivering care to patients in residential facilities, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

Dr Bartone, who appeared as a witness to the Royal Commission late yesterday, said that doctors who visited nursing homes usually had a long-standing association with their patients, and wanted to continue that patient’s clinical care.

Published: 21 Feb 2019