The safety of elderly patients and the quality of their care at a Gold Coast nursing home that left them homeless will be scrutinised by a parliamentary committee.
About 70 residents remain distressed and unable to cope after being spread out across nearby nursing homes following the shock closure of the Earle Haven Retirement Village.
A committee made up of Queensland politicians from across the political spectrum will now use coercive powers to get to the bottom of what went on at the home.
"It is a national shame that this has happened," Labor MP and Health Committee Chair Andrew Harper said on Friday.
"Everyone deserves answers. Our priority is to ensure what has happened at Earle Haven doesn't happen to other homes and residents."
It comes after the aged care royal commission was told of poor management practices at the facility, understaffing and the overuse of physical restraints and psychotropic drugs on elderly residents.
Patients were jolted into chaos when the home suddenly shut over a financial dispute between it's owner People Care and a sub-contractor HelpStreet.
It was then stripped bare of medication, food, cleaning products and fridges, according to Queensland Health officials.
Residents and their families, former staff, doctors, industry bodies and anyone else with information about events at Earle Haven are being called on to provide a written submission to the investigation.
Public hearings will be held on September 11 and 12 at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
Australian Associated Press