'Death row': Shocking claims revealed at aged care inquiry

STAFF stole food from starving residents in a nursing home and tied a frail old man to a "death row" chair, angry relatives have told an inquiry into aged care abuse.  

Elderly residents were strapped down and left hungry at the "aged mental health facility'', two widows have told the federal parliamentary inquiry.  

The standing committee on health, aged care and sport has censored the names of nursing homes mentioned in more than 100 submissions from government agencies, aged care advocates and members of the public.  

Widow Margaret Daly told the inquiry that her "beautiful husband was horrendously abused physically and mentally''.

She said she saw three staff members roughly drag a "slight skinny man (who) liked walking'' into a room with a chair "that resembled something you would associate with death row".  

Read more at the Courier-Mail


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