71% of Earle Haven residents chemically restrained – QLD inquiry focus

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During last week’s Royal Commission hearings in Brisbane, we heard 50% of the residents at the beleaguered Earle Haven aged care facility were being physically restrained and 71% were also being chemically restrained in the weeks before it abruptly closed its doors last month.

The QLD government for Health, Disability Services and Domestic and Family violence Prevention Committee will now investigate the closure of Earle Haven Retirement Village.

In particular, the committee is calling for residents and their families, former staff, doctors and other medical professionals, industry bodies and anyone else with information about events at Earle Haven to come forward and provide a written submission to this investigation.

The inquiry ‘has the same powers as the Royal Commission.’

Their report is due by Christmas.