Royal Commission to examine Gold Coast nursing home shutdown

The Gold Coast nursing home that shut down suddenly last month will be the focus of hearings at the Aged Care Royal Commission next week.

More than 70 high dependent residents of Earle Haven Retirement at Nerang had to be evacuated to hospitals and other nursing homes after staff walked out over a payment dispute.

Aged Care provider Help Street accused owners People Care of failing to pay them, which as a result left Help Street unable to pay its staff.


People Care CEO Arthur Miller will be questioned at the hearings in Brisbane next week about the unprecedented events.

The actions of Help Street will also be examined, however its unclear if its bosses will be called to give evidence.

Representatives from Queensland Ambulance and the Federal Department of Health will also testify.

The Royal Commission is also expected to hear from family members of some of the aged care residents.

The shutdown of Earle Haven is also the subject of a separate inquiry ordered by the Federal Government.

Queensland Police ruled last month that no criminal offences had taken place.