Disability advocates have backed calls for a full independent investigation into a “horrific” case of alleged neglect at a government-run Adelaide care facility.
EXCLUSIVE: An investigation has been launched after a vulnerable man was rushed to hospital from a government-run Adelaide care facility in a state of “neglect”.
Dozens of patients were still waiting for a bed in the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s emergency department this morning, despite hospital management taking the “very unusual” step of declaring an internal “major emergency” yesterday to try to clear the backlog.
The state’s COVID-19 transition committee is not responsible for making decisions on quarantine facilities or even discussing the topic in detail, its powerful head has told a parliamentary committee this morning.
Psychiatric patients are still sharing rooms in South Australian public hospital wards, six months after the Coroner’s Court called for the practice to be banned and seven years after a man was killed by his mentally-ill roommate.
A patient suffering a stroke was forced to wait more than 40 minutes for an ambulance last night, while another person with chest pain waited an hour during “a critical lack of resources”, according to paramedics.