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Queensland health minister calls for Commonwealth probe into all aged care facilities

Queensland health minister Yvette D'Ath has rejected federal aged care services minister Richard Colbeck's claims that the sector isn't in crisis.

Queensland records deadliest day of pandemic, aged care facilities hardest hit

Queensland has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 toll of the pandemic, with 24 people dead, including 16 aged care residents.

Qld Govt stepping in to assist privately-run aged care centres

Queensland health minister Yvette D'Ath says the State Government has been asked to assist the private aged care sector amid outrage over how a facility near Brisbane handled a COVID-19 outbreak.

Older Queenslanders urged to come forward for third vaccine dose

Queenslanders have built up a substantial wall of immunity to COVID-19 ahead of a potential second wave in winter, but there are concerns older people aren't coming forward for their booster shots.

Concern as elder abuse calls rise 30 per cent in Queensland

Calls to a Queensland hotline for those facing elder abuse have risen to their highest level since records began, according to a new report. 

Updated COVID-19 restrictions for Qld residential aged care facilities

The Queensland Government has announced more Local Government Areas (LGAs) that join Brisbane City and Moreton Bay as declared Restricted Areas for the purposes of updated Residential Aged Care Direction (No.9).

‘Social connections’ celebrated during October’s Queensland Seniors Month

Queensland Seniors Month will celebrate the lives of older people in October, with activities and events planned for the entire month.

Queensland voluntary-assisted dying law debated in parliament as vote looms

The Queensland Government won't make any last minute changes to its proposed voluntary-assisted dying law. Instead, it will work with faith-based care providers who object to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to draw up clinical guidelines to protect them from taking part in the system.

Massive Care Army mobilising in Qld to support elderly loved ones, neighbours and friends during lockdown

Queenslanders are joining forces in their droves to care for and support family, friends and neighbours during the latest COVID-19 lockdown across South-East Queensland.

Queensland Health provides aged care update regarding lockdown extension

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young have advised that the South-East Queensland lockdown has been extended until 4pm Sunday, August 8.

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