Salzburg city councilor Anja Hagenauer (SPÖ) will not resign. She rejects corresponding demands from NEOS and FPÖ. They see her as partly responsible for the care scandal at the retirement home in Lehen. The criticism is that she should have found out more about the conditions.
After the resignation of the green social officer and LHstv. Heinrich Schellhorn from the state government is now also time for Hagenauer’s resignation from the city government, emphasize the opposition parties in the Salzburg town hall. State councilor Andrea Klambauer (NEOS) also massively criticizes the city councilor.
Hagenauer refers to the state and federal government
Anja Hagenauer, on the other hand, emphasizes that she would have liked to have exercised more control: “The state councilor has given me open doors because I have been calling for a change in the care law for many years. I’ve been saying for a long time that home supervision must be transparent. All information must be accessible to us. Unfortunately, the state parliament and the national council, as the responsible legislators, have not moved a millimeter. And we still don’t get any insight.”
She calls for the reform of the care law
Specifically, Hagenauer is now expecting a reform of the Salzburg care law so that in future the city will also receive all the information about the conditions in private care homes. A first conversation with ex-LHstv. Schellhorn’s designated successor, Martina Berthold (Greens), has already led her to this, says Councilor for Social Affairs Hagenauer.