My husband went into respite care February of this year. Shortly after I had knee replacement surgery.

While in hospital, I received a call from the emergency room that my husband had been admitted. His tests came back all good, except for very high blood pressure.

It turned out he was not given his life-saving medication on five occasions. He was given antibiotics, a thrush liquid, neither was finished.

I had to pay $2,000 in cash plus $75 for 100 name tags, but only 40 were supplied, all of which came off in cold water laundry.

My husband and, I believe, other residents were tranquilised with Temazepam (a benzodiazepine used for sleeping problems). The facility has been contacted by me and by an advocacy body but we have been given the run-around and no answers.

Anonymous
Cairns, Queensland