Email By Leah MacLennan Posted November 14, 2019 19:32:49 Photo: Care Protect's cameras cost much less than ones specified by SA Health. (ABC News ) Related Story: SA Government refused ICAC more funds to investigate health system corruption Related Story: 'Where are the big cases?': SA's ICAC comes under fire from ombudsman after funding boost Related Story: Why SA has the nation's most secretive anti-corruption commission Map: SA A South Australian MP has told Parliament that concerns about conflicts of interest in the health department led to the collapse of a deal to trial CCTV in aged care homes. Key pointsCCTV trial in aged care collapsed due to conflict of interest in health department, says SA Best MPEmails from Care Protect's Managing Director reveal major concerns over negotiations with SA Health SA Health say they have found no conflict of interest following an investigation It was announced in April that British company Care Protect would run the … [Read more...] about MP Frank Pangallo says alleged conflicts of interest at SA Health led to collapse of CCTV deal
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Email By Emily Baker Updated November 14, 2019 18:56:41 Photo: Walter and Berenice Eastman were both residents at the Bupa South Hobart aged care facility. (Supplied: Merridy Eastman) Related Story: Curtain closes on Tasmanian arts identity Walter Eastman Related Story: Treatment of renowned psychologist in aged care home slammed by wife Related Story: 'I get a bit lonely': Aged care residents at higher risk of mental illness Map: Hobart 7000 An elderly woman living in a Hobart aged care home told relatives she was terrified she would be murdered in her sleep by a carer who was found to have stolen hundreds of dollars from residents, according to a submission tendered to the royal commission into the sector. Key points:Merridy Eastman's parents were both at the Bupa South Hobart aged care facilityIn a submission to the royal commission, Ms Eastman said her mother feared for her lifeMs Eastman also said her elderly mother was left to care for her father due to … [Read more...] about Bupa employee charged flights to aged care resident’s credit card, royal commission hears
Email 7.30 By Angelique Donnellan and Chris Gillett Updated November 29, 2017 21:28:10 Photo: Merinda (l) and Sophie Dryden (r) say they benefited from being reunited with their mother. (ABC News: Chris Gillett) Related Story: Keep Indigenous children with families, raise age of criminal responsibility: commission Related Story: Don't ask us to 'get over' the Stolen Generations, member says Related Story: Wanted: Aboriginal foster parents for Indigenous kids Map: Australia A social justice campaigner has called the separation of Indigenous children from their families a national crime, after a new report warned that the number of children affected is escalating. Key points:Report finds Aboriginal children 10 times more likely to be in state careWarning number of Aboriginal children in care could triple in 20 yearsCalls for more Aboriginal children to be returned to their families "It's a national crime, it's not a national crisis," Tauto Sansbury, who sits on a … [Read more...] about Indigenous children in care could ‘triple in 20 years’ if nothing done, advocacy group warns
Actor Shruti Haasan, who is active in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films, says there was a time when getting trolled on health issues hurt her and that it doesn’t bother her anymore. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, she mentioned how she hadn’t given enough time to herself in the last 10 years and comments by trolls affected her in the past. She said: “Honestly, I have not been mocked down recently, but there are a lot of people who say ‘oh she is getting married’, ‘she has become fat’, all of this. At that point, it really hurts, because I knew I had health issues. I knew that I have never ever taken enough time in 10 years to take care of myself, and every human being deserves that. I needed some love and silence and self-introspection to really be me.”Also read: Saif Ali Khan gave a special gift to sister-in-law Karisma Kapoor at his wedding with Kareena Kapoor She further added how she had been at … [Read more...] about Shruti Haasan on getting trolled for her weight: ‘At that point, it really hurts because I knew I had health issues’
The biodegradable sanitary napkin is the buzzword in eco-feminist circles these days. It serves the twin purpose of providing a hygienic solution to a woman's menstrual needs while also being environment-friendly. Climate-consciousness, thanks to social media and progressive media messaging (in part) and the work of countless activists such as 14-year-old Greta Thunberg, has matured over the years. This has led to increased demand for menstrual hygiene products that are bio-degradable. There is high demand for alternative menstrual hygiene options, says Deep Bajaj, co-founder of Sirona, a company that specializes in creating women's hygiene products such as 'Pee Buddy'. The underlying idea was to confront women's hygiene issues at a variety of levels, Bajaj tells News18. The company recently started manufacturing unique, biodegradable sanitary napkins that are black in colour. Made out of biodegradable materials like straw bale, corn, sugarcane and cassava, the bright napkins are … [Read more...] about Sanitary Pads are Toxic but do Eco-Friendly Menstrual Products Really Work?