Media statement – Coral Sea Gardens retirement living community

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The following statement was provided from Mercy Health about an incident at Coral Sea Gardens retirement living community, Cairns.

Early on Saturday a domestic incident occurred at a private residence in Mercy Health’s Coral Sea Gardens independent living community in Cairns resulting in injuries to one of our residents.

Police and paramedics attended the scene shortly after and the matter is being investigated by the Queensland Police Service.

Mercy Health provides in-home care for some residents in the retirement community and were called to the residence.

They were able to provide first aid before paramedics and police arrived.

These extraordinary events are distressing and we are offering professional support to staff and residents who have been affected.

Mercy Health requests especially that media and the public respect the privacy of retirement living residents but also of residents and staff at our aged care home which is nearby but was not the location of this incident.

Last reviewed March 2, 2019.

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