The Earle Haven Nursing Home was evacuated amid a dispute between its owner and a subcontractor. Image: AAP The dramatic shutdown of a Gold Coast nursing home shows why "opaque" subcontracting arrangements must be banned in aged care, the Queensland Nurses Union says. The union is demanding changes after 70 high-care residents were evacuated from the Earle Haven Retirement Village amid a dispute between its owner and a subcontractor tasked with operating its aged-care wing. QNU secretary Beth Mohle says members agree that "ridiculously" complex subcontracting arrangements that can threaten the care of the elderly have no place in the sector. "Transparency and accountability is woefully inadequate in the aged care sector, but this just adds to it," she says. HelpStreet, which was contracted to run the home, claims it hasn’t been paid by People Care, which owns the facility. Ms Mohle said the arrangement made it difficult to […]