Reported by ABC Online, a recent model shows an alarming, possibly catastrophic, shortage of nurses in New South Wales. The model predicts by the year 2030, a shortage of 8,000 nurses could be seen. With south-west Sydney registering the highest risk of “catastrophic,” Sydney, rural New South Wales, the Mid-North Coast, and the Metro New South Wales areas were all registered as “major risk.”

With a lack of recruitment and an aging workforce, calls for more spending for TAFE are being made to intervene and produce more nurses. Public servants have said the model is merely worst-case scenario, believing new policies with offer help.

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