Statement from Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt: Investigation of Fairfield Grange Death a Top Priority

I am extremely saddened to hear of the deaths at Carinity Fairfield Grange and my thoughts are with families, friends and other residents.

Page last updated: 21 February 2018

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21 February 2018

I am extremely saddened to hear of the deaths at Carinity Fairfield Grange and my thoughts are with families, friends and other residents.

As police continue their investigations, I have asked the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner to urgently examine that the approved provider, Carinity, has taken the appropriate actions.

The provision of safe, quality care is non-negotiable, and the health and wellbeing of senior Australians in aged care services is of paramount importance.

Any abuse is unacceptable and the Department of Health is continuing to closely monitor the welfare of care recipients.

However, if families or friends have any concerns about the care of their loved ones at Fairfield Grange, or at any other aged care home, they should immediately contact the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner on 1800 550 552.

Media contacts: Nick Way 0419 835 449 or Paula Gelo 0435 686314

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