Media statement: Integrity Care
AnglicareSA is in no way connected to the tragic death of Ann Marie Smith, an Adelaide woman living with cerebral palsy who was receiving disability services through Integrity Care.
AnglicareSA suspended the use of Integrity Care on Monday 18 May pending a review of its services.
AnglicareSA had subcontracted a very small amount of work to Integrity Care within its Community Aged Care services. We have confirmed with Integrity Care that the employee recently stood down by them had provided limited and infrequent care services to our customers in the past. This was amounted to three service visits for two customers in 2019.
We have been in contact with the next of kin of our customers who had been receiving care services more recently from Integrity Care, to advise of the suspension of service and the alternate arrangements we have put in place for their care.
AnglicareSA is confident in the care that has been provided to these customers and regular checks by our own regular care staff and service coordinators support this.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our customers is always our priority.