Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mistreated nursing home residents 'better off in a concentration camp' - ABC News.


SING ASKS: WHAT ELSE IS NEW IN AGED CARE?
To read what happens to those who speak out about abuse, assault and wrongdoing, just read this website. This author first reported nursing home abuse in 2000. Nothing was done; nothing has changed. Have a look at the old stories below and consider what the future holds for those citizens who expect decent treatment in their elderly years. Unless aged care is taken seriously by those in positions of power, the future looks very ugly indeed.


SING ASKS THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
Australian Public Interest Whistleblowers are treated like criminals when they report abuse, neglect and wrongdoing, why would any thinking person expect aged care to improve?


SING ASKS THOSE IN POSITIONS OF POWER:

Why do you treat those speaking out like criminals?

Why would you expect fearful staff to report wrongdoing when they have clearly seen what happens to those who speak out?

Why are you surprised that abusers are flourishing in nursing homes when abusers know that they will have no action taken against them?

Why are you surprised that decent, credible staff are afraid to report abuse, neglect and wrongdoing?

Why do you blame lack of staff or lack of education for the mistreatment of the elderly? Roger Dean murdered 11 patients and harmed many others. He will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was an educated registered nurse and in a position of authority when he committed his atrocious crime. No mention has been made of staffing levels or lack or education - only his addiction and theft of residents' drugs. Please stop blaming lack of education and staffing levels for abuse and assault of the elderly. Lack of staff and education can certainly lead to neglect, accidents and incidents, - but abuse and assault - PLEASE. Abuse and assault are deliberate, intentional acts and cannot and should not be condoned or excused.

Why is so much taxpayers' money spent on cover-up?



Wake Up Australia - let's get serious. The stories below are nothing new in aged care atrocities.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-16/shocking-claims-elderly-being-mistreated-in-nursing-homes/4821492

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-17/calls-for-royal-commission-into-aged-care-crisis/4824626

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-19/buttrose-to-shame-governments-into-aged-care-action/4829834

Sunday, July 14, 2013

SING'S UPDATE REGARDING THE CASE OF NICK DAPONTES - FORMERLY OF EVENTIDE NURSING HOME SANDGATE/BRIGHTON, BRISBANE.



ALEXANDRA TUBARO ( nee DAPONTES ) V THE STATE OF QUEENSLAND.
TO BE HEARD IN  THE DISTRICT COURT, GEORGE STREET, BRISBANE AT 
9AM 25 JANUARY 2013. 

SING WILL PUBLISH THE COURT'S DECISION WHEN THE OUTCOME IS AVAILABLE.

To view article just click on text below.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/ambulance-response-sparks-daughters-demand-for-inquest/story-e6freoof-1226553156938

NICK DAPONTES STORY TOLD TO SING BY NICK'S DISTRAUGHT DAUGHTER, ALEXIS DAPONTES












Saturday, July 13, 2013

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR. FRANZ HANKER, FORMERLY A RESIDENT IN QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S 'PARKLANDS RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FACILITY' TOWNSVILLE?





A DAUGHTER PLEADS: SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT. STOP TURNING A BLIND EYE.

Just click on documents to view.

SING HAS TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF POSTING, IN FULL, THIS LETTER BELOW FROM FRANK'S DISTRESSED DAUGHTER.

TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: THESE STORIES ARE NOT UNCOMMON TO THIS WRITER. SING RECEIVES MANY SUCH NARRATIVES FROM OTHER DISTRESSED FAMILY MEMBERS AND STAFF, WHO HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL RECOMMENDED AVENUES.

TO THE PREMIER ANNA BLIGH, THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH PAUL LUCAS AND THE PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD:
TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE STORIES ARE BECOMING MORE FREQUENT AND ARE NOT THE FIGMENT OF OTHERS' IMAGINATIONS. THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING IN OUR AGED CARE SYSTEM AND IS BECOMING WORSE. TO QUOTE THE AUTHOR OF THIS HEART FELT LETTER - MY FATHER MAY HAVE BEEN ELDERLY - BUT THAT DID NOT MAKE HIM ANY LESS OF A HUMAN BEING THAN YOU OR I.
TO ANOTHER HEART FELT QUOTE BY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND SING'S MOTTO:
OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER.

PREMIER BLIGH, MINISTER LUCAS AND PRIME MINISTER GILLARD:
SING'S SUPPORTERS HAVE NOT AND WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT WHILE THIS ABUSE/ASSAULT OF OUR ELDERLY AND DISABLED CITIZENS CONTINUES.

SING'S QUEENSLAND HEALTH PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THESE MATTERS - UNTIL THEIR PLIGHT IS HEARD.









Also see article on right of SING's website:(1a) Bupa care home staff tormented dementia victims and recorded their 'despicable' acts on their mobile phones.
Please see a chronology of abuse/assault at EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON/SANDGATE, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND on posts below, beginning 7th November 2010.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Premier Bligh and Minister Lucas: Please do not tell Queensland Health staff they are safe from reprisal when they make a Public Interest Disclosure!

FURTHER EVIDENCE IS AVAILABLE THAT THE DISTRICT MANAGER, TAKING CARRIAGE OF THIS CASE, WAS INFORMED BY A FAMILY MEMBER IN SEPTEMBER 2004, THAT HER MOTHER WAS BEING ABUSED BY THESE TWO STAFF MEMBERS. DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE AVAILABLE.
To view any of SING's documents just click on the document and it will enlarge.
Eventide management and Queensland Health denied that any abuse took place. The Queensland Police Service report below, clearly disputes those denials.


Queensland Health's Audit Operational Review Unit stuff's up from the beginning. The Minister involved in this case and other serious abuse/assault cases at Eventide, Brighton is now serving a sentence in prison for corruption. See articles below.

Missing words: Karen Smith caused the resident to be:
This clearly delusional, defamatory letter was written by the registered nurse to the newspaper reporter. The reporter thought the Whistleblower had a right to have a copy. This registered nurse and the abusive advanced assistant in nursing remained in the mental health unit for two more months on night duty together. This registered nurse was responsible for the distribution of medication to mentally ill and frail elderly and disabled patients. She was also in a position of power over subordinate staff. It was the Public Interest Whistleblower who was removed from the unit by Eventide management and Queensland Health's District Manager.


Please read paragraph 4 very carefully. This registered nurse was allowed to remain in charge of a mental health unit , working night shifts, for a further two months after the Public Interest Disclosure to the Crime and Misconduct Commission. This was permitted with the full knowledge of Eventide management and Queensland Health. It was the Whistleblower who was removed from the unit - not the abusers. Tell the truth Minister: Reprisal is a real possibility for those who speak out without proper support.
To Whistleblowers and staff speaking out: If you keep delaying, you give bureaucrats plenty of time to re - write history. If you keep delaying, you give them time to gather enough false evidence to discredit you. If you keep delaying, you give them enough time to wear you down so you will resign due to distress. Other Whistleblowers' stories to follow.




THIS POST ABOVE WAS WRITTEN ON THE 30 AUGUST 2009. IT HAS COME TO SING'S ATTENTION RECENTLY THAT NEW EVIDENCE IS AVAILABLE PROVING THAT THE SACKED PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER HAS BEEN VALIDATED IN HER REPORTING OF THE DESPICABLE CONDUCT OF THE REGISTERED NURSE AND THE ADVANCED ASSISTANT IN NURSING IN THIS SERIOUS MATTER. PLEASE NOTE THE LINK (1n) ON THE RIGHT: DARINA MASLAUSKAS V QUEENSLAND NURSING COUNCIL AND IN PARTICULAR CLAUSE 43 OF THIS REPORT.


SHAME - PREMIER AND MINISTER LUCAS - SHAME.

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT AND QUEENSLAND HEALTH CONTINUED TO TARGET THE WHISTLEBLOWER AFTER IT WAS KNOWN THAT THIS REGISTERED NURSE WAS INDEED MENTALLY ILL?

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT AND QUEENSLAND HEALTH CONTINUED TO MOVE THIS REGISTERED NURSE FROM PLACE TO PLACE LIKE A PAEDOPHILE PRIEST - RATHER THAN DEAL WITH HER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES?

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER'S EVIDENCE WAS MISREPORTED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH?

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT A FAMILY MEMBER REPORTED HER MOTHER'S ABUSE TO THE DISTRICT MANAGER IN SEPTEMBER 2004 AND NOTHING WAS DONE?

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE NURSING UNIT MANAGER OF FLINDER'S HOUSE MENTAL HEALTH UNIT OR THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING AT EVENTIDE, DID NOT KNOW THAT THIS REGISTERED NURSE WAS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL?

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE QUEENSLAND NURSES' UNION OF EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED THE TWO ABUSIVE STAFF MEMBERS AND TRIED TO PRESSURE THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER TO CHANGE HER STATEMENT?

The 4 paragraphs that the Queensland Nurses' Union of Employees wanted removed:

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT CONTINUE NOT TO REPORT SERIOUS ABUSE/ASSAULT OF THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED TO THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE?

MORE QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED AND MORE COMPELLING EVIDENCE TO BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY.

VIDEO LINK OF THE 7.30 REPORT - 15 MARCH 2006 - TO BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY.

OTHER DOCUMENTS PROVING THAT REPRISAL AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER CONTINUED AFTER THE DISMISSAL BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH OF THIS REGISTERED NURSE, WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY.


ADDIT:
SING has been asked in comment 6. What did Queensland Health's Human Resource Management ( HRM ) do to help? The answer is below:

A meeting was held with Eventide management, Queensland Health's HRM and the Queensland Nurses Union's organiser on the 14 May 2004. This meeting took place prior to the Public Interest Whistleblower's disclosure to the CMC. This meeting was a debacle from the beginning. Prior to this meeting the QNU organiser tried to pressure the Whistleblower to change four paragraphs of her statement. The Whistleblower refused.

During this meeting the registered nurse stated that she believed the Public Interest Whistleblower suffered from a 'transference disorder ' and suggested that the Whistleblower should be forced to undergo a psychiatric assessment. It would eventually come to pass pass that it was the registered nurse who was forced to undergo a psychiatric assessment and was subsequently suspended for 2 years.

The registered nurse and the advanced assistant in nursing were permitted to be support people for each other at this meeting. They were not interviewed separately and were both present to hear the evidence of each other. Evidence was not recorded at this meeting and the transcriptions were a disgrace. HRM allowed these anomalies in evidence gathering to take place.

The Public Interest Whistleblower was removed from the unit (read 7.30 Report on right ) by Queensland Health's District Manager.

The two abusers remained in the mental health unit for a further two months.

The registered nurse was then rotated to work in all houses at Eventide, Brighton until she was finally interviewed by Queensland Police Service ( QPS) the following year in May 2005; almost 10 months after the PID to the CMC in July 2004.

Almost immediately after this QPS interview the registered nurse was suspended and later dismissed.

This email was sent to the Public Interest Whistleblower by mistake ( it was intended for the Executive Director of Nursing, Eventide ), shortly after her Public Interest Disclosure (PID ) to the Crime and Misconduct Commission ( CMC ) in July 2004. This email below was included in the submission by the Public Interest Whistleblower to the Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry. This submission was written at the request of the Office of the Public Advocate, so is therefore a public document. Deceit and deception from the very beginning. This case was a debacle from beginning to end. More documented evidence of the disgrace that is claimed to be a reporting system, will be posted shortly.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

HOW IT ENDED.

SING SUGGESTS NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN AGED CARE. THIS ARTICLE BELOW CONFIRMS THAT UNDER MANDATORY LAWS - EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, SANDGATE (BRIGHTON), BRISBANE, A STATE GOVERNMENT QUEENSLAND HEALTH AGED CARE FACILITY - WAS NOT OBLIGATED TO REPORT SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S MINISTER FOR AGEING, JUSTINE ELLIOT, ALSO PROMISED PROTECTION FOR AGED CARE WORKERS REPORTING ABUSE. ANOTHER FALSE PROMISE.


Just click on documents to view
Listen to the interview with Lillian Jeter (Elder Abuse Prevention Association) on the right of SING's website entitled (1a) Aged care protection laws under fire. Reporter Annie Guest ABC Online.



SING ADVISES THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER IN THIS FOOTAGE WAS SACKED ON THE 25 FEBRUARY 2009 BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH. SO MUCH FOR THE PROMISE FROM MINISTER JUSTINE ELLIOT TO PROTECT AGED CARE WORKERS WHO SPEAK OUT ON BEHALF OF THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED CITIZENS IN OUR CARE.

video
EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON (SANDGATE) BRISBANE (QUEENSLAND HEALTH) SEXUAL ABUSE CASE FOOTAGE REFERRED TO IN THE ARTICLE ABOVE.