Man, 90, dies following assault at nursing home

A 90-year-old man has sadly passed away after suffering serious injuries in an assault at a nursing home in NSW.

Police say the fight broke out between two patients at a high-dependency dementia ward in Woonona just before 7.00pm on Tuesday.

“On arrival police were notified that a 90-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was unable to be revived,” NSW Police said in a statement.


“The second man, aged 77, is also a resident of the ward due to his dementia.”

A crime scene has since been established, with local police and officers from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad investigating the death of the elderly patient.

“Officers are working with the facilities manager and local health organisations,” police said.

Family members were also in attendance and assisted police with their inquiries.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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