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Aged care virus-linked complaints doubled

Coronavirus-linked complaints to the aged care regulator more than doubled within a month. Aged care quality and safety commissioner Janet Anderson revealed 371 COVID-19 linked complaints were received in March and 760 in April. The number of complaints eased in ...

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Aged care cannot afford to overlook complaints

As the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety progresses towards its final report in November, we can expect many high priority areas to receive attention – funding and staffing levels and the use of chemical restraints being just ...

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Newmarch resident’s death takes COVID-19 toll to 100

Another resident of the Newmarch House nursing home in Sydney has died after contracting COVID-19, taking the national death toll to 100. Operator Anglicare confirmed 93-year-old Alice Bacon died on Tuesday morning, raising the NSW tally to 49. Seventeen residents ...

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Sick residents should have gone to hospital: Newmarch

The operator of a coronavirus-hit Sydney nursing home where 16 residents have died admits it would have been easier if those infected at the facility had been transferred to hospital rather than treated on-site. But NSW Health is standing by ...

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