Oakden whistle-blower Stewart Johnston quits CCTV trial — slams SA Government

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Already known for his exposure of shocking treatment at the Oakden aged care facility in SA, Mr Johnston has sensationally quit a panel charged with establishing CCTV trials in SA aged care homes. 

In a parting shot at the public sector’s inefficiency and red tape, he let fly at bureaucrats on social media and in a media conference.

Mr Johnston said meetings were like a cross between TV parodies Utopia and Yes Minister. 

“We’ve achieved nothing — the bureaucracy is out of control and aged care residents remain at risk,” he said.

The pilot program was set up in April in the wake of the Oakden scandal and after Adelaide woman Noleen Hausler secretly installed a video camera in her father’s aged care home that revealed three assaults by two carers.

Stephen Wade, Minister for Health and Wellbeing in SA said; “We are absolutely committed to providing the right protections for people in aged care and the Marshall Liberal Government’s support for a pilot CCTV surveillance program remains resolute.”