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Initial findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care

Michael is joined by Ian Henschke, Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia, to talk about the initial findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care.

Death from septicaemia from untreated wounds; residents left in urine or faeces; dreadful food; a high incidence of assaults by staff and residents; common use of physical restraints and overprescribing of drugs to sedate residents – were all listed in Thursday’s interim report from Commissioners Lynelle Briggs & the late Richard Tracy.

“It is shameful that such a list can be produced in 21st century Australia,” they wrote.

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