The Royal Commission on Long Term Care has backed free nursing care for the elderly. Commission chair Sir Stewart Sutherland says that the Commission wants the Government to pay for free nursing care from central funds.
The Commission believes that 'hotel costs' should be paid for by means testing.
Sir Stewart Sutherland says:”We must shatter the myth that the nation cannot afford to pay for personal care for its people. We have taken advice from the most eminent economists and we are confident that we have got our sums right.”