16 Sep 2020

The unseen risk to rest home residents under lockdown

From Lately, 10:18 pm on 16 September 2020

Nursing staff in Melbourne resthomes are warning many of the elderly people they're looking after, are giving up and refusing to eat, drink, or take medicine after being cooped up in their rooms for weeks on end. 

At least 20 residents have died at one facility who did not have Covid-19. Western Health Clinical Nursing Consultant, Shane Durance talks to Karyn about the problem.

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