The Age published an article on recent deaths caused by untreated flu. The fatal flu outbreak at St John’s Village nursing home caused the death of 10 residents and two others from respiratory illness. The government investigation blames serious management failures–it took days after infections began in August for management to report the outbreak. By the time they did, 16 residents and eight staff were already sick.
In response, the St John’s Village nursing home accepted the resignation of its own former acting care services manager and referred him to his professional body for potential sanction.