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Care homes face nurse recruitment 'crisis', claims forum

Urgent action is needed to attract more nurses into Wales' independent care sector so it can relieve pressure on hospital bed use, says a campaigner.

Care Forum Wales chair Mario Kreft said a shortage of care home nurses was at risk of becoming a "crisis".

He spoke out after it emerged two homes in the Bridgend area were to close, citing nurse recruitment problems.

The Welsh government said it would work to ensure the care and safety of residents in the homes closing.

Nicola Smith reports.

  • 18 Aug 2014
  • From the section Wales
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