Top three reads in this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter
In this weeks Harvey-Waroona Reporter, aged-care facility, Hocart Lodge, is currently being investigated after a community forum revealed misconduct at the facility, thousands of regional kids have been left disappointed after Country Week was cancelled and Peel residents are again masking up amid a rapidly-changing COVID crisis taking shape around the country.
Aged-care claims investigated -
Hocart Lodge Aged Care residents were seeking answers after alleged misconduct at the facility, including a bedridden resident becoming severely dehydrated after his only liquids were left on the other side of the room.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has confirmed it is investigating these claims, the forum also revealed a new pharmacy arrangement at the facility with residents’ receiving medication just three times a week.
Country Week cancelled -
Country week — an annual multi-sport competition with more than 3800 participants — was due to run from yesterday until Friday, with more than 54 regional high schools ready to send teams to the much-anticipated event.
However, the competition had been cancelled before it started, after a returned traveller from Sydney tested positive to COVID-19 in Perth.
Caught in the Covid net -
New restrictions on mask wearing, gathering sizes and public events were put in place for the Perth and Peel regions from midday on Sunday for at least three days, with The Shire of Waroona once again being caught up in the restrictions due to its location in the Peel region.
The changes were made after a Perth woman who had returned to WA from New South Wales tested positive for COVID-19, the case is linked to the State’s delta cluster.
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