THE coronial findings into a death at the Docker River aged care facility have revealed elderly patients were without supervision from 6pm until 6am.
ABC's Lateline program will report tonight on the case of Dulcie Brumby, 72, who fell into a fire pit in the aged care facility 300km from Uluru on June 14 last year. It was a death described as "predictable" by Northern Territory Deputy Coroner Celia Kemp.
Leaving off that there was no supervision in the home at night and it was a Government funded home, the fire pit was cut into the verandah of the home.
Now I might be mistaken, but wouldn't this give your normal OH&S rep apoplexy? Not to mention the legal eagles who look after the interests of an organisation? The beautiful rose bushes at the local war memorial were ripped out years ago, far too dangerous. The same fate befell rosebushes at a school I know of. The costs in case of an injury were too great a risk.
What the hell was a fire pit doing in a verandah? If it was necessary, why wasn't there a fence around it?
Lack of supervision of clients at night doesn't even begin to make me understand the idiocy of a fire pit in the verandah of an old people's home.
and here, too.