Nursing homes struggling to replace infected or isolating workers | ABC News

A senior doctor fighting Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak in aged care says there are still not enough staff in the sector to deal with simultaneous widespread outbreaks.

Nursing homes are struggling to replace workers who’ve been infected or forced to isolate.

But the federal Aged Care Minister insists the Government has built a surge workforce to fill the gaps.

Families of residents who died at Epping Gardens have now launched legal action against the homes operator.

Pat McGrath reports.

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