Image: Supplied AGED-care facilities across Australia are at “risk of failure” without adequate federal funding, the industry’s peak body has warned, after the sudden shut down of a Queensland facility left residents stranded. Leading Age Services Australia CEO Sean Rooney says the abrupt closure of the Earle Haven Retirement Village on the Gold Coast was unprecedented and unacceptable. “This is a wake up call to the aged care system,” he told AAP on Friday. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT “We need to make sure it’s adequately resourced and we need an early warning system.” Patient records, drugs and even food supplies were stripped from the Nerang facility, which led a staff member to call triple-zero for help before an 11-hour operation to find residents emergency beds elsewhere, says Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles. Thursday’s shut down of the Gold Coast centre has been attributed to a commercial dispute between […]