The nurse whose call for help sparked a full-scale disaster response at a Gold Coast aged care facility also reported allegations of elder abuse to police. The complaints were levelled against three staff members, a parliamentary inquiry into the Earle Haven age care home has heard. Telecia Tuccori, the former clinical manager of the Earle Haven age care home, said the home had a zero tolerance policy and staff were stood down as a result of the complaints. However police found the allegations – which involved one allegation of physical abuse – did not require charges or any further investigation. ‘My heart is crying’: Indigenous elders face death far from home amid aged care shortages Read more The hearing was also told a report weeks before the closure had found physical restraints were used on 50% of patients. Tuccori said it was appropriate that physical restraints were used because […]