Once again Eventide Nursing Home, Brighton has been found to have breached the Aged Care Act by not reporting physical assault:
An investigation of the issues has found that Queensland Health breached their responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997. The details of the breach are:
the service failed to put in place, within 24 hours of the start of the incident/suspicion of the physical assault, arrangements for management of the resident's behaviour. Consequently, the service could not use discretion not to report and therefore should have reported these incidents to the Department and Police in accordance with Section 63-AA(2)of the Aged Care Act 1997.
ONCE AGAIN, SING SUGGESTS THAT A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO EVENTIDE, BRIGHTON IS IMPERATIVE.