Anglicare boss says Newmarch House residents with Covid-19 should have gone straight to hospital

Posted by on May 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Grant Millard says with hindsight he would have insisted on the practice, but maintains aged care home was complying with state health strategy

The chief executive of Anglicare has said “in hindsight” he would have sent all Covid-19 positive residents at the Newmarch House aged care home to hospital immediately, suggesting the decision to keep them at the facility came from government.

Eighteen residents of Newmarch House, in western Sydney, have died and a further 71 cases are associated with the facility at the centre of one of the country’s worst outbreaks.

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