Staff stood down over ‘extremely serious breach’ at Epping Gardens nursing home
published 29.07.2020 00:45
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, commenting on the unfolding crisis at aged care homes in Melbourne, told reporters on Tuesday: “Some of the stories we’ve seen are unacceptable and I wouldn’t want my mum in some of those places.
The memo also revealed that management “advocated for residents to be transferred to hospital” but “unfortunately this was opposed by the Department of Aged Care and Safety Commission”.
The memo, seen by news.com.au, was sent by management at the Epping Gardens aged care facility on Monday night where there have been 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five deaths.
A memo sent to relatives of residents at a nursing home in Melbourne’s north reveals staff were stood down for an “extremely serious breach” amid an outbreak of coronavirus cases.
A family member of an elderly man who died from COVID-19 at St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner – where there are more than 80 active cases – told news.com.au they have “no answers or clarity surrounding his death”.