Like two other residents of nursing homes for elderly people were rushed to Victoria Hospital of the Minister of Health was asked to resign.
The two residents, one a woman in her 90s, were taken to hospital after he started suffering the same symptoms that have affected 21 residents and killed five.
The Health Minister Bronwyn Pike said Victoria to members of parliament, "I join my fellow Victorians say how sorry we are that this happened and we express that pain to all members the family. "
However, Ms. Pike was quickly called into question the care given to sick residents. When asked if a doctor was sent to the Broughton Hall nursing home, the minister said, "The public health officials immediately implemented the standard protocols."
The Minister of Health and Broughton Hall staff have been criticized for the delay in notification to doctors and family members. Ted Baillieu Leader of the Opposition said, "She's so incompetent she can not say the Parliament of Victoria, if a doctor has been sent."
After initial tests by the Department of Human Rights Service (DHS), three cases of salmonella was discovered.
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (ACSA) have undertaken an audit of the retirement home, believing that Broughton Hall May be in violation of industry standards.
The facility kitchen is currently closed.
Spokesman for the DHS, Bram Alexander said AAP, Salmonella was identified in an additional two samples taken from two residents who fell ill at Broughton Hall. "
University of Melbourne microbiology professor Richard Strugnell said he also believes food poisoning could be responsible for the outbreak.
He said, "If there are two or three or four people who were in the same institution and they all came with the infection over a short period of my first reaction would be: Well, they ate the same food ?
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