Manager of the Glenara Lakes residential aged care facility in Tasmania is suspended pending investigation into alleged harassment of staff

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The head of the Glenara Lakes residential aged care home (pictured) has been suspended while authorities investigate allegations of harassment.

Staff at the Southern Cross Care Tasmania home, in Youngtown, were informed their manager had been “suspended from duties, pending a full investigation into allegations of staff harassment and misconduct”.

ABC News reported staff also carried a vote of no-confidence over the management of the aged care home, with at least 12 reports of alleged harassment being filed.

Health and Community Services Union assistant secretary Robbie Moore said the complaints were of a serious nature.

“It’s taken staff some time to get the courage to make the allegations,” Mr Moore told the publication.

The home has also been under considerable pressure in the past.

In 2019 the Royal Commission heard an Order of Australia recipient had allegedly been mistreated at the Glenara Lakes home, including mismanagement of medications, missed showers and being left in his own dried urine.

The home was also handed a non-compliance notice in early 2019 before 30 staff resigned throughout 2020.

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