Woman’s death shines spotlight on aged care

A New South Wales family is demanding increased staffing levels for aged care in regional Australia after a coronial inquest into the death of a 91-year-old woman.

Martha McKee died of asphyxiation at the Mid Richmond Aged Care facility at Coraki, near Lismore, on July 28, 2010.

She died on a night when there were only two staff members caring for 45 residents.

Ms McKee was treasured by her family, and her 91st birthday was another milestone in a long and contented life.

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