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"No intention" to shut down Eden Bupa following maggot find on elderly resident

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A Bupa spokesman says there is "no intention" to close the troubled Bupa aged care home at Eden.

A Bupa spokesman says there are "no plans" and there is "no intention" to shut down the troubled Bupa aged care home at Eden.

The facility has made headlines over the last few days as it was revealed maggots had been found in the wound on the head of an elderly man, last month. 

The man was taken to hospital as a result, but the spokesman says he is now back at the Eden facility. 

The spokesman says the Federal Department of Aged Care has not put any additional sanctions on the home.

Meanwhile a spokesman for the Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has said an administrator, and adviser, have been appointed to help the aged care home during this period, by the government's new Aged Care Quality and Safety Standards Commission.

He said in 2017 and 2018 four aged-care homes across the country had been forced to close, while 10 had been taken over by different operators. He said it was a "difficult situation" as the Eden facility was home to many people. 

The Eden Bupa aged-care home was sanctioned on the 7th of December last year, for failing to meet standards regarding pain management, skin care, and clinical care, as well as not meeting standards in human resource management and information systems. The Federal Government's then aged care regulator the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency said there was an immediate and severe risk to the health, safety and well-being of care recipients.  

The facility is not able to take new residents into the home, nor will not receive government funding as a result of the sanctions, in place at this stage until the 7th of June. 

The Bupa spokesman says staff at the Eden home are receiving additional training.