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NSW coroner to probe Newmarch virus deaths

The NSW coroner will investigate a spate of coronavirus-related deaths at a western Sydney aged care home. Newmarch House became the centre of a virus cluster in western Sydney when about 70 people became infected and 17 residents died after ...

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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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