SA: Nick Xenophon’s SA Best party seeks to make CCTV option for all aged care residents

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Health Minister Stephen Wade says he is open to the idea and it is important to “take whatever steps necessary” as SA Best MP Frank Pangallo flagged he will introduce a Bill mandating CCTV cameras be an option in private areas of state-run facilities, and in the common areas of SA’s private aged care homes next month.

“The Government is exploring what role CCTV can play in residential aged care facilities. CCTV has the potential to provide patients with greater protections and families with greater peace of mind,” Mr Wade said.

Proof the Government is serious about the measure – Mr Wade last week met with UK security firm Care Protect, which is expanding their independent sound and motion detector monitoring system into Australia.