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news.com.au 16 Nov, 2021 00:15 am

St Basil’s inquest Day 2: Aged care home failures aired to Coroner

St Basil’s inquest Day 2: Aged care home failures aired to Coroner
The inquest into the deaths of 45 aged care residents at a virus-plagued facility in Melbourne’s north last year has heard horrific evidence about what went on behind closed doors.

Disturbing evidence about what went on at inside a Melbourne aged care home has been aired at the inquest into the deaths of 51 residents.The inquest into the deaths of 45 aged care residents at a virus-plagued facility in Melbourne’s north last year has heard horrific evidence about what went on behind closed doors.The Age newspaper reports that one resident aged care resident Theodoula Andreou fell ill with Covid-19 before being transferred from St Basil’s to Glenferrie Hospital.But the aged care home and the federal government declined help from surge workforce provider Aspen as the outbreak grew.

When Aspen did bring in a workforce to entirely replace the St Basil’s staff, who were ordered to isolate, they had little to no experience in aged care and didn’t know how to perform basic tasks like showering residents.Bins were overflowing with medical waste.

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