'Obviously a failure': Health Secretary on ignored heart attack in aged care

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated December 12 2019 - 9:34am, first published 5:16am

The boss of the federal health department has labelled an incident where an elderly man's complaints that he was having a heart attack for four days were ignored a "failure within the health system".


Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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