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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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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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Aged care worker jailed over payroll scheme

A pregnant aged care worker involved in a “sophisticated and disguised” scheme with her cousin to steal more than $150,000 from her boss has been sentenced to 10 months in a West Australian prison. Sandra Mumba, 27, was a carer ...

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