Reports of abuse are disturbing

Labor has called on the Abbott Government to act quickly to investigate claims of abuse, neglect and violence in a Bundaberg aged care centre.

 
The shocking reports on the front page of The Australian relating to Bundaberg aged care centre Kepnock Grove are deeply disturbing.
 
The allegations need to be investigated immediately by the Aged Care Complaints Scheme.
If these reports are correct, there are serious questions to answer for the Aged Care Quality Agency relating to the centre’s accreditation and compliance.
 
The public expects and deserves high quality care for older Australians, particularly in publically funded residential facilities.
 
Australia boasts some of the world’s best aged care facilities and excellent care. However, these incidences erode the level of trust Australians have in aged care services.
 
The Abbott Government needs to act quickly and release all the findings of its investigations publically.