Gayle Woodford Murder Inquest Continues

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The State Coroner has released 12 recommendations following an inquiry into the death of Gayle Woodford, the country nurse who was murdered in the APY lands in 2016 while alone on duty.

The coroner suggests extending Gayle's Law, which currently says health practitioners must be accompanied by a second responder when working out of hours, to be the standard regardless of the time of day.

Elizabeth Debars, CEO of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation in SA, says Gayle's Law and the coroner's recommendations should be extended nationwide, "This law is actually one that should be extended beyond the jurisdiction of South Australia. People work in these remote communities all over Australia, and they too should deserve the protection that Gayle's law offers."

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