Top three reads in this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter
In this weeks Harvey-Waroona Reporter, Harvey-based aged care facility Hocart Lodge is under fire, the sad story of a World War I veteran is shared by his ancestors and Harvey Bulls club legend, Ned Fimmano, is set to coach the Bulls after Alan Douglas steps down.
Elderly care concerns raised at Harvey aged car facility
Families are seeking answers after what they allege has been inadequate treatment of loved ones at the Hocart Lodge Aged Care facility in Harvey.
In a statement Hocart Lodge’s board and management described the serious allegations as “deeply concerning”.
The allegations span from residents suffering dehydration, not receiving pain medication and one resident being dressed in only a T-shirt and incontinence pad.
Returned WWI veteran and beloved father laid to rest at last
His death may still be clouded by mystery, but a returned World War I veteran and beloved father who had been buried in an unmarked grave is set to be immortalised by a new memorial in Harvey.
In May 1920 John Joseph O’Brien decided to take the long 11km walk home to Benger, the following morning his body was found.
His ancestors say after delving deeper into O’Brien’s sad history they became immersed and “have come to know him”.
Ned Fimmano new head coach for Bulls after Alan Douglas steps down
The Harvey Bulls have confirmed assistant coach and club legend Ned Fimmano will take over as head coach for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Alan Douglas made the decision to step down earlier this week, after a season and a half in the role and said the decision was made due to health reasons, but he will still be involved in the club.
Fimmano took the reins for the first time when the Bulls hosted Collie on Sunday and experienced a first-up loss.
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