Sunday Territorian 7 Nov 2021
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7 2021 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 8793 cases of mistreatment ranging from unexpected deaths, bashings and sexual assaults to emotional abuse or unexplained absences to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission during 2020-21. They include 4439 notifications of sexual assault or serious physical assault, and 837 cases of missing residents, between July 2020 and March this year. Aged-care providers repor ted another 4354 cases of abuse in just three months, from April to June, under the Serious Incident Response Scheme. Despite the shocking number of cases, only one agedcare home lost its registration last year, and just 25 were slapped with sanctions. Aged Care Crisis founder Lynda Saltarelli said it was disgusting that so many elderly Australians were being harmed in taxpayer-funded nursing homes. She said the assaults notified by nursing homes would be the tip of the iceberg. Ms Saltarelli called for the public release of information about the notified assaults. None of us know what the hell is going on in these places, she said. You dont know which homes are good or bad. We need to know which homes this occurred in we want the ACQSC to stop protecting providers reputations and be accountable and transparent to the public about whats going on in each and every aged care home in Australia. The Royal Commission into aged care concluded that a cruel and shameful agedcare system was abusing elderly Australians in a shocking tale of neglect. 8793 nursing home residents harmed during pandemic Alarming elderly abuse BASHED, robbed, starved or sexually abused a record 8793 elderly Australians have been harmed in nursing homes during the Covid-19 pandemic. An elderly resident is harmed every hour in aged care, on average, shocking new statistics reveal. Official reports of abuse and neglect have doubled since the federal government widened the definition of serious incidents this year. Aged-care homes reported Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson said reports of abuse do not automatically lead to regulatory action. Since April 1 the commission has investigated a number of incidents involving unexpected death, neglect, unreasonable use of force, unlawful sexual contact or inappropriate sexual conduct, unexplained absence, and stealing or financial coercion, she said. SEE THE FULL LIST OF NON-COMPLIANT HOMES ONLINE E XC LU S I V E NATASHA BITA TWO people are in a serious condition with burns after a structure fire at an Alice Springs town camp on Friday night. Police are investigating the blaze at the Hidden Valley town camp, which was first reported to authorities at 11pm on Friday. A statement from PFES said St John Ambulance took two people to the Alice Springs Hospital in a serious condition. A police spokesman earlier confirmed the people had sustained burns from the incident, which was understood to be confined to a room in the structure. Police have declared the area a crime scene and the Criminal Investigation Branch has launched an investigation. Anyone with information is being asked to call 131 444 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. The quote reference is 9839977. The Hidden Valley Town Camp, or Ewynerper Atwatya, is one of 16 Indigenous town camps sited around Alice Springs. It is permitted under a special purpose lease. Two hurt in Alice camp fire THOMAS MORGAN Laksa chicken wings made by Salvatores owner Sean Johnston and chef Lucas Gallafassi. Picture: Julianne Osborne SALVATORES has entered the NT Newss Laksa Festival Vote by transforming their popular buffalo wings into a laksa-inspired dish. The Italian themed cafe has put its best foot forward by combining succulent chicken wings tossed in handmade laksa paste. Owner Sean Johnston will have owned Salvatores for 25 years in April, having opened it after the owners of the cinema he managed in Alice Springs bought the land and asked him to run the new cafe. Before that I was a chef in Canada, I was a manager for MacDonalds when I was 15 years old and I opened a Red Rooster in Alice Springs, Mr Johnston said. The cafe has turned an already popular item, their buffalo wings, into an Asian-inspired dish. Toronto, Canada, where I was born, and Buffalo, New York, are only an hours drive from each other, he said. To adapt their buffalo sauce for the laksa festival, Mr Johnston and his chef Lucas Gallafassi spared no expense and made it from scratch. JACK ADLAM WINGS INSPIRATION FOR LAKSA SCAN HERE TO VOTE ONLINE WE ARE CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY A network of schools that create a lifetime of connections WE HAVE FAITH IN THEIR FUTURE Enrolments are now open, with interviews available face to face, or via phone or skype. Join us in 2022. EARLY LEARNING | PRIMARY | SECONDARY | BOARDING www.ceont.catholic.edu.au
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