Unannounced Visits to Nursing Homes to be Increased to 3,000 per Year

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Franklin, M. ‘Nursing Homes to Get Surprise Visits,’ The Australian, June 30, 2008.

The previously announced increase in inspections to 7,000 a year has been given added weight –the Federal Minister Justine Elliot this week declaring that nearly 45 percent of them will be unannounced. Quoted in The Australian as saying: “I am unapologetic about the tough measures,” Ms. Elliot said all homes should expect at least one surprise visit a year. There are 2,870 homes across Australia.

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