MISSING ICON: Jenny Harrington has been in a Millmerran nursing home since last Friday following a stay in hospital.
MISSING ICON: Jenny Harrington has been in a Millmerran nursing home since last Friday following a stay in hospital. Candyce Braithwaite

Warwick icon Jenny moved into better care at nursing home

WARWICK icon Jenny Harrington has moved to a nursing home in Millmerran.

There was concern for her wellbeing after residents reported not seeing her on the Rose City's streets for months.

However, after a lengthy stay in Warwick Hospital, she was moved to the nursing home.

Long-time friend and carer Vince Hemmings said Ms Harrington was doing well since arriving at the facility last week.

"I found out last Thursday she was going out there and she's been at the aged care hostel at Millmerran since Friday morning," Mr Hemmings said.

"I don't know why she's been sent to Millmerran.

"She had been in hospital for about four months and they couldn't find anywhere to put her so she's been put in a nursing home."

Mr Hemmings said he had helped take care of Ms Harrington for about eight years.

He said despite her age, Ms Harrington, who was often seen around town with her walker collecting cans, was an independent woman and wanted to come back to Warwick.

"It's an unfortunate situation because she's used to living on her own," Mr Hemmings said.

"She's got nobody in the world - no family or anything - and it feels like they've just pushed her into the home and forgotten about her.

"She was orphaned as a child, which is why she doesn't want to go into a home."

"I just helped to look after her, get her around town and communicate for her.

"We'll be trying to get her back here to Warwick, but I don't think that will be until at least January."



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