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Statement from Healthcare Australia

25 February 2021
 
Statement from Healthcare Australia chairman Daren McKennay   

We share the community’s serious concerns about the incident involving two patients at the Holy Spirit nursing home in Brisbane and have immediately commenced an internal review to determine how it occurred.
 
We apologise unreservedly to the patients and their families involved for the distress this has caused and assure the community that the error was isolated and will not be repeated. 
 
While the review is being finalised, Healthcare Australia CEO Jason Cartwright has agreed to step aside from his role and an interim CEO with extensive experience in the health sector will be imminently appointed.  We will also further strengthen the Healthcare Australia management team with additional executive support. 
 
The health and wellbeing of all patients in our care is our absolute priority and we continue to work with relevant health departments to guarantee the ongoing effectiveness of the vaccination program rollout.   
 
Media enquiries:
 
John Heselev John.Heselev@healthcareaustralia.com.au 0401 885 784
 
Liz Deegan  0418 650 936
 

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