Statement from Queensland Health regarding the unexpected closure of private aged care facility on the Gold Coast
A private aged care facility on the Gold Coast this afternoon appears to have unexpectedly ceased operating.
This is distressing for residents and families of this private aged care facility. Our immediate concern is for the health and wellbeing of these residents.
Aged care is funded and regulated by the Commonwealth Government. We understand that the Commonwealth Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has been informed of this situation. The Commonwealth needs to urgently find places for these residents.
Queensland Health has stepped in to provide short-term assistance. We have coordinated an initial response to support to these residents with Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and Queensland Ambulance Service.
Queensland Ambulance Service is on site. The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service have sent ten staff, including eight senior clinicians to the facility this afternoon to provide assistance.
We will liaise with the Commonwealth Government to help ensure these residents are looked after and there is as minimal impact as possible on hospital capacity.
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