Senate debates

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Questions without Notice

Aged Care

3:00 pm

Photo of Karen GroganKaren Grogan (SA, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

N () (): My question is to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator Colbeck. In an article entitled '"Yelling out for help": the atrocious conditions inside Australia's aged care homes', aged-care worker Jess said:

One of the worst situations I saw was a lady with quite severe dementia, and she was sitting in her own poo and urine … which had also gone all over the floor. It was an infection risk and a slip risk and I was just thinking: this is a—



What does the minister have to say to Jess?


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