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    Updates for Homes - A to M

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      10 January 2022

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Bethlehem House to Tier 1.

       This decision is not an easy one for us to make, but following the escalating numbers and our daily risk assessment we believe this is the best option to keep our residents and staff safe by reducing the risk of community contact.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      During this time, we will continue to facilitate WhatsApp or Facetime calls and phone calls with family and friends.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Residential Manager, on (02) 8321 5000. As always, thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      19 January 2022 - De-escalation

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading Blakeney Lodge to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, and our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Candice McGrath, Residential Manager, on 02 5926 3500.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      6 January 2022 - Updated to Tier 1 status in COVID-19 visitor management plan 

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Blakeney Lodge to Tier 1.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – De-escalation 

      We are pleased to advise that we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading the tier for this Home. 

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that visitor restrictions can be eased as of today to reflect this tier change. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Janet Fletcher, Residential Manager, on 02 4757 8100.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      13 January 2022 - Update

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 to date and no residents have COVID-19 symptoms at this time. Residents living in Lovegrove, and Pitt-Owen will be tested again today.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. The Public Health Unit has advised that residents of Lovegrove and Pitt-Owen are no longer required to remain in their room. Visitors to Bodington remain temporarily limited, except for residents who are at the end of life.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janet Fletcher, Residential Manager, on 02 4757 8100.

       

      10 January 2022 - Update - Staff member positive for COVID-19

      We have been advised today that an additional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents living in Lovegrove and Pitt-Owen will be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to Lovegrove and Pitt-Owen are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janet Fletcher, Residential Manager, on 02 4757 8100.

       

      6 January 2022 - Staff member positive for COVID-19

      We wanted to update you on the information provided Tuesday, January 4, regarding a staff member of Bodington, who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We’re pleased to again advise that all residents have tested negative for COVID-19 and no residents have symptoms at this time.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. The Public Health Unit has advised that residents should continue to be supported to remain in their communities, however, this will be reviewed if all residents continue to be asymptomatic as of Monday, January 10.

      Visitors to the Home remain temporarily limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janet Fletcher, Residential Manager, on 02 4757 8100.

       

      4 January 2022 - Staff member positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We want to advise you that a staff member of Bodington has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their Cottage. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. All residents who consented to rapid antigen testing today have tested negative. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Karen Herbert, Residential Manager, on 02 4255 5800

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - Residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We have been advised that some residents of Brigidine House have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. As directed, residents are currently being supported to remain in their room. At this time, visitors are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at end of life. The Home is in Tier 0.

      As a precautionary measure residents who consented, will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Sue Yang, Residential Manager, on 02 9197 4000.

       

      9 January 2022 - De-escalation 

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Sue Yang, Residential Manager, on 02 9197 4000.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 2 to Tier 3

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 3. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      7 January 2022 

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Charles O’Neill Hostel is currently allocated to Tier 2 as per our Visitor Management Plan due to Covid-19 activity in the local area.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly on (02) 4989 3900, to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      30 December 2021 - Updated to Tier 1 status in COVID-19 visitor management plan 

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Coolamon Villa to Tier 1.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      15 January 2022 -  De-escalation

      Further to the information provided on Thursday, January 13, we are pleased to again advise that no residents of Emmaus Village have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of transmission have been detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that visitor restrictions can be eased as of today, January 15. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Leo Sibal, Residential Manager, on 02 8804 0200.

       

      13 January 2022 - Update

      As aways, thank you for your continued support. We are pleased to advise that no residents of Emmaus Village have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of transmission have been detected amongst the residents.

      Residents are no longer required to remain in their room. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      As directed by the Public Health Unit, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited to residents who are at the end of life. We will provide an update regarding visitor requirements on Saturday, January 15.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Leo Sibal, Residential Manager, on 02 8804 0200.

       

      11 January 2022 – Update

      Thank you for your continued support. Further to the information provided Friday, January 7, we are very pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Leo Sibal, Residential Manager, on 02 8804 0200.

       

      7 January 2022 – Update – All residents test negative with rapid antigen testing

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on information provided Wednesday, January 5, regarding a staff member of Emmaus Village who tested positive for COVID-19.

       We are pleased to advise all residents tested negative on Wednesday, January 5, with rapid antigen testing. No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. COVID-19 testing will continue to be repeated over the coming days for all residents.

       We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      At this time, while visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate WhatsApp, Facetime and phone calls. Please contact the Home on 02 8804 0200 to arrange a call.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

       If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Leo Sibal, Residential Manager, on 02 8804 0200.

       

      5 January 2022 - Update - Additional staff member positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on information provided Saturday, January 1, regarding a staff member of Emmaus Village who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have now been advised that an additional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is fully vaccinated and is currently isolating at home.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. COVID-19 testing will continue to be repeated over the coming days for all residents.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Leo Sibal, Residential Manager, on 02 8804 0200.

       

      1 January 2022 – Staff members test positive for COVID-19

       Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that a staff member of Emmaus Village has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

       The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

       NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

       No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

       The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Leo Sibal, Residential Manager, on 02 8804 0200.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and remains in Tier 0. 

      This decision is not an easy one for us to make but following the escalating numbers and our daily risk assessment we believe this is the best option to keep our residents and staff safe by reducing the risk of community contact. 

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.  

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one. 

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Residential Manager Stephen Midson on 02 9998 9400. 

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      13 January: Residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to advise you that two residents of George Mockler House have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents of the Home are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lindal Jeffreys, Residential Manager, on (02) 9998 9400.

       

      30 December 2021 – Tier 2 Home Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.We have reviewed our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated George Mockler House to Tier 2.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      During this time, we will continue to facilitate WhatsApp or Facetime calls and phone calls with family and friends.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - Additional residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We have been advised that some additional residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. The majority of residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in Gertrude Abbott’s 2East Wing.

      As a precautionary measure, two residents are currently being cared for in hospital. Both are in stable conditions.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents of Gertrude Abbott are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on 02 9192 6100.

       

      19 January 2022 – Additional resident tests positive 

      We have been advised that an additional resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is fully vaccinated and currently being cared for in Gertrude Abbott in the 2East Wing.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents are continuing to be supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home remain temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on 02 9192 6100.

       

      15 January 2022 – Additional residents test positive 

      We have been advised that some additional residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in Gertrude Abbott in the 2East Wing.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Residents will be tested again over the weekend.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents are continuing to be supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on (02) 9192 6100.

       

      12 January 2022 – Update

      We wanted to advise you that two additional residents have tested positive with rapid antigen testing. Both residents are fully vaccinated.

      One resident is currently being cared for at the Home and one resident has been transferred to hospital. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      All residents are being tested again today with rapid antigen testing.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on (02) 9192 6100.

       

      10 January 2022 – Resident tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Wednesday, January 5, and advise you that a resident of Gertrude Abbott Aged Care has tested positive for COVID-19.

      The resident is fully vaccinated and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. Testing will be repeated over the coming days.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, we are continuing to support residents to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call, Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on 02 9192 6100.

       

      5 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

       Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that two staff members of Gertrude Abbott Aged Care have been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

       The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. All residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

       We are pleased to advise no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure residents will be tested over the coming days.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call, Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on 02 9192 6100.

       

      3 January 2022 – Tier 1 Home Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Gertrude Abbott Aged Care to Tier 1.

      This decision is not an easy one for us to make but following the escalating numbers and our daily risk assessment we believe this is the best option to keep our residents and staff safe by reducing the risk of community contact.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      During this time, we will continue to facilitate WhatsApp or Facetime calls and phone calls with family and friends.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      As always, thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      19 January 2022 – Additional residents test positive 

      Thank you for your continued support. We have been advised that some additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in the Home.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents are being supported to remain in their rooms, except for those in Woods. At this time, visitors to the Home remain temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

       Residents who consented will be tested again over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kamala Rai, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 8107 6300.

       

      16 January 2022 – Additional residents test positive

      We have been advised that some additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Residents who consented will have another round of PCR testing tomorrow.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents are continuing to be supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kamala Rai, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 8107 6300.

       

      13 January 2022 – Update

      We wanted to advise you that an additional resident has tested positive. The resident is fully vaccinated and is currently being cared for at the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Could you please assist us by sharing this information with family and friends.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kamala Rai, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 8107 6300.

       

      11 January 2022 - Residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. I wanted to update you on the information provided Monday, January 3, regarding staff members of Holy Spirit Casula who tested positive for COVID-19. We have been advised that two residents of the Home have tested positive for COVID-19.

      Both residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents of the Home are continuing to be supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kamala Rai, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 8107 6300.

       

      3 January 2022 – Additional staff member tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to advise you that an additional staff member of Holy Spirit Casula who has tested positive for COVID-19.

       The staff member is fully vaccinated and is isolating at home.

       We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

       We are pleased to advise that no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. COVID-19 testing will continue to be repeated over the coming days for all residents.

       Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

       If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kamala Rai, Acting Residential Manager, on (02) 8107 6300.

       

      1 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that two staff members of Holy Spirit Casula have been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

       The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

       NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

       No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

       The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

       If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kamala Rai, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 8107 6300.

    • 27 January 2022 - De-escalation for Holy Spirit Croydon

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents in Burra and Karrinya House have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of further transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW/QLD Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call David Zhou, Residential Manager, on 02 8741 2900.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      18 January 2022 - Resident tests positive for COVID-19 – Burra House

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. I wanted to advise you that a resident of Holy Spirit Croydon has tested positive for COVID-19 using rapid antigen testing.

      The resident is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representative of the COVID-19 positive resident has been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. As directed, visitors to Burra and Karinya Houses will remain temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at end of life.

      As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call David Zhou, Residential Manager, on 02 8741 2900.

       

       

      14 January 2021 – Staff member tests positive

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that a staff member of Holy Spirit Croydon has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. Residents living in Burra and Karinya Houses are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to Burra and Karinya Houses are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently, and all residents living in Burra and Karinya Houses who consented to rapid antigen testing this morning have tested negative. As a precautionary measure all residents in Burra and Karinya Houses will be tested tomorrow and over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on our new COVID-19 Updates for families and friends web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call David Zhou, Residential Manager, on 02 8741 2900.

       

      10 January 2022 – De-escalation 

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call David Zhou, Residential Manager, on 02 8741 2900.

       

      6 January 2022 - Update

      We are pleased to again advise that no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

       The NSW Public Health Unit has directed that residents of all Houses are required to remain in their rooms. Visitors for all Houses are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call David Zhou, Residential Manager, on 02 8741 2900.

       

      5 January 2022 - Update

       Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.

       We are pleased to advise that all residents who may have come into contact with a COVID-19 positive staff member have tested negative with rapid antigen testing. No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents living in Anne, Christina and Burra Houses will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to these residents are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call David Zhou, Residential Manager, on 02 8741 2900.

       

      4 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that three staff members of Holy Spirit Croydon have been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

       The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

       NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents living in Anne, Christina and Burra Houses are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to Anne, Christina and Burra Houses are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

       We are pleased to advise no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. All residents living in Anne and Christina Houses have negative results today with rapid antigen testing. Rapid antigen testing is in progress for Burra House residents. As a precautionary measure residents will be tested over the coming days.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

       The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

       If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call David Zhou, Residential Manager, on 02 8741 2900.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      10 January 2022

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Holy Spirit Dubbo to Tier 1.

       This decision is not an easy one for us to make, but following the escalating numbers and our daily risk assessment we believe this is the best option to keep our residents and staff safe by reducing the risk of community contact.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      During this time, we will continue to facilitate WhatsApp or Facetime calls and phone calls with family and friends.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Annie Chida, your Residential Manager, on (02) 6800 2300. As always, thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      10 January 2022

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Holy Spirit Revesby to Tier 1.

       This decision is not an easy one for us to make, but following the escalating numbers and our daily risk assessment we believe this is the best option to keep our residents and staff safe by reducing the risk of community contact.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      During this time, we will continue to facilitate WhatsApp or Facetime calls and phone calls with family and friends.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Julie Weng, your Residential Manager, on (02) 8722 3800. As always, thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 and the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      31 December 2021 – Tier 3 Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      We have reviewed our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and Jemalong will remain in Tier 3.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      14 January – De-Escalation

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents.
       
      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Koppin, Residential Manager, on 02 9165 5500.

       

      12 January – Update

      We are pleased to advise that no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. Residents will be tested again today.

      PCR tests were collected for residents yesterday. Due to the high demand for PCR testing it’s difficult to know when these results will be available.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Could you please assist us by sharing this information with family and friends.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time.

      If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kim Koppin, Residential Manager, on (02) 9165 5500.

       

      8 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that 4 staff members at Lewisham Nursing Home have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents living in Lewisham Nursing Home are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information. We are also facilitating video calls between residents and families.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kim Koppin, Residential Manager, on 02 9165 5500.

       

      5 January 2022 – Update - Staff close contact of a COVID-19 positive case

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Thursday, December 30, regarding a staff member of Lewisham Nursing Home who is a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case.

      As directed by the NSW Public Health Unit, any residents who are unvaccinated are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. Fully vaccinated residents are not required to remain in their rooms.

      At this time, while visitors are temporarily limited to residents who are at the end of life, we are facilitating window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home on 02 9165 5500 to arrange a window visit or call.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. I will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Koppin, Residential Manager on 02 9165 5500.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – De-escalation

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents of Waratah, Blue Gum and Boronia have tested positive for COVID-19  and, no signs of further transmission are detected amongst the residents. 

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home remains in Tier 0 for the Grevilla Section. Please see our  Visitor Management Planfor more information on visiting requirements. 

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.  

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kim Koppin, Residential Manager, on 02 9165 5500. 

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - Additional residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We have been advised that some additional residents in Lewisham Retirement Hostel have now tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Residents in Grevillia were tested today, and we’re pleased to advise that no additional residents have tested positive or are symptomatic. Residents in Grevillia and Waratah who consented will be tested over the coming days.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kim Koppin, Residential Manager, on 02 9165 5500.

       

      12 January 2022 – Update

      We wanted to advise you that additional residents have tested positive with rapid antigen testing. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      All COVID-19 positive residents are stable with mild symptoms. Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Could you please assist us by sharing this information with family and friends.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kim Koppin, Residential Manager, on (02) 9165 5500.

       

      8 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to update you on the information provided Thursday 6 January 2022, regarding two residents of Lewisham Retirement Hostel who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that there are 4 staff members at Lewisham Retirement Hostel who have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

      We are pleased to advise that no additional residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and have not tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit (PHU). As directed by the PHU, all residents in Lewisham Retirement Hostel are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. We are also facilitating video calls between residents and families.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kim Koppin, Residential Manager, on 02 9165 5500.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      19 January 2022 – Staff member tests positive

      We have been advised that a staff member of MacKillop House has tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home. The date of their positive test result was 18 January, and their last shift at MacKillop House was 14 January. This is a low-risk exposure and no residents are currently symptomatic.

      At this stage, MacKillop House can remain in Tier 1, and there is no requirement by the NSW Public Health Unit for resident testing. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will update you when we have more information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Farquhar, Residential Manager, on 02 7804 6600.

       

      12 January 2022 – De-escalation 

      Thank you for your continued support. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Farquhar, Residential Manager, on 02 7804 6600.

       

      11 January 2022 – Update

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.

      Further to the information provided Thursday, January 6, we are very pleased to advise that all COVID-19 test results for residents received to date are negative and no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Farquhar, Residential Manager, on (02) 7804 6600.

       

      6 January 2022 - Additional staff members tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Saturday, January 1, regarding two staff members of MacKillop House who have tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that an additional staff member has now tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is fully vaccinated and is isolating at home.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Farquhar, Residential Manager, on 02 7804 6600.

       

      1 January 2022 - Staff member tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that a staff member of MacKillop House Norwest has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

       The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms at this time. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Farquhar, Residential Manager, on 02 7804 6600.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      6 January 2022 - Updated to Tier 1 status in COVID-19 visitor management plan 

      We wanted to extend a thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, and we know it is particularly difficult for our residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Bathurst local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated our Macquarie Care Centre Home to Tier 1.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Linda Kennedy, Residential Manager, on 02 6324 0300.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - Resident tests positive for COVID-19 – Memory Support Wing

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. Unfortunately, since de-escalating Maranatha Lodge to Tier 3 yesterday, we have been advised that a resident in the Memory Support Wing has tested positive for COVID-19.

      The resident is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representative of the COVID-19 positive resident has been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. As directed, residents are currently being supported to remain in their room. At this time, visitors are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at end of life. The Home is in Tier 0.

      As a precautionary measure residents who consented will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on our new COVID-19 Updates for families and friends web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Amanda Ackerley, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 4475 1100.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 2 to Tier 3

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 3. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      30 December 2021 – Tier 2 Home Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      We have reviewed our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Maranatha Lodge to Tier 2.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Tracey Art, Residential Manager, on (02) 4475 1100.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - Additional residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We have been advised that some additional residents of McQuoin Park have now tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Musette Healey, Residential Manager, on 02 8998 9100.

       

      14 January - Update – Residents and Staff test positive for COVID-19

      We wanted to extend a thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, and we know it is particularly difficult for our residents, families, and friends of McQuoin Park.

      We are pleased to advise that all residents were tested for COVID-19 on Monday, January 10, and all residents in the McGovern and Carter Wings tested negative. No residents in the McGovern or Carter Wings have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      One resident living in the Hesed wing is asymptomatic and COVID-19 positive with rapid antigen testing. The resident is not in contact with any other residents in the wing and the staff caring for this resident are not caring for any other residents in the wing. All other residents of the Hesed wing are well and have no COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      All COVID-19 positive residents are stable and are being cared for in the Home. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of all our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Our Lifestyle Team is working with residents one on one, and the residents are enjoying many different activities in their rooms including arts, crafts, and games.

      Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Musette Healy, Residential Manager, on 02 8998 9100.

       

      11 January 2022 - Update – Additional residents test positive

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to update you on the information provided Saturday, July 8, regarding residents of McQuoin Park that tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that additional residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved ones.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, all residents of the Home are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Musette Healy, Residential Manager, on 02 8998 9100.

       

      8 January 2022 - Two residents test positive for COV.ID-19 – Lewis Wing

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. I wanted to advise you that two residents of McQuoin Park have tested positive for COVID-19 using rapid antigen testing.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved ones.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents in the Lewis Wing are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visits to residents living in the Lewis Wing, are limited to those residents who are at end of life.

      As a precautionary measure, all residents and staff will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Shyamli Roy (Deputy Residential Manager) on 02 8998 9100.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 2 to Tier 3

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 3. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      30 December 2021 – Tier 2 Home Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      We have reviewed our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated Our Lady of Loreto Gardens to Tier 2.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      Please don’t hesitate to contact Bradley Roberts, Residential manager, on (02) 4311 0300 if you have any questions.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      7 January 2022 – De-escalation – Percy Miles Villa

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of further transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      Residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Fatiha Shakeel, Residential Manager, on 02 8513 0800.

       

      6 September 2021 - Protecting Residents and Staff at Percy Miles Villa, Kirrawee

      Catholic Healthcare has been advised that a staff member from Percy Miles Villa in Kirrawee has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member last worked on Friday 3 September and is currently isolating at home. There are no other cases at the Home at this time.

      We can confirm all residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the staff member who tested positive is fully vaccinated and all other staff at Percy Miles Villa have been vaccinated.

      Residents are currently remaining in their rooms and are being cared for by a dedicated team of staff. Residents are being closely monitored and no residents or staff have any symptoms at this time.

      The Home has been deep cleaned and testing will be repeated over the coming days for residents and staff.

      Percy Miles Kirrawee has comprehensive COVID-19 infection control protocols in place and we are working closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. 

       

      30 December 2021 – Staff member tests positive for COVID-19

      We wanted to advise that a second staff member of Percy Miles Villa has been notified that they are COVID positive.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated and has had limited exposure to the Home. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      All residents remain well and have no COVID-19 symptoms at this time.  

      The health and safety of both residents and staff at the Home is our highest priority.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Fatiha Shakeel, Residential Manager, on 02 8513 0800. Thank you for your understanding and support.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      14 January 2022 - De-escalation

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no further signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents.
       
      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Residents who tested positive to COVID-19 are required to remain in isolation until cleared by their GP.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 02 8025 4100.

       

      9 January 2022 - Additional residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Thursday 6 January 2022, regarding residents of St Anne’s Aged Care who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that some additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit (PHU). As directed by the PHU, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visits to the Home are temporarily restricted, except for those residents who are at end of life. 

      As a precautionary measure, all residents and staff will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 02 8025 4100.

       

      7 January 2022 

      This is currently a Tier 0 Home as per our Visitor Management Plan due to an actual or potential outbreak. In accordance with directives by the Public Health Unit, unfortunately, no visitors are permitted at this time, except for end of life (please see our Visitor Information for more details).

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly with your Residential Manager.

       

      6 January 2022 - Additional resident tests positive

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to update you on the information provided yesterday.

      We have been advised today that an additional resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one. All COVID-19 positive residents are stable and being cared for in the Home.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the NSW Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      At this time, while visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home on 02 8025 4100 to arrange a call.

      COVID-19 testing will continue to be repeated over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 02 8025 4100.

       

      5 January 2022 – Update - Additional staff member tests positive for COVID-19

      We wanted to update you on the information provided yesterday.

      We have been advised today that an additional two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members are fully vaccinated and are isolating at home. No additional residents have tested positive at this time.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      At this time, while visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home on 02 8025 4100 to arrange a call.

      COVID-19 testing will continue to be repeated over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 02 8025 4100.

       

      4 January 2022 – Update - Additional Staff members and residents tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. we wanted to update you on the information provided Friday, December 31, regarding residents of St Anne’s Hunters Hill testing positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that additional residents and staff have now tested positive for COVID-19. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      COVID-19 testing will be repeated over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 02 8025 4100.

       

      31 December 2021 - Residents tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that two residents of St Anne’s Hunters Hill have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently being cared for at the Home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 02 9197 4000.

       

      2 September 2021 - Protecting residents and staff at St Anne’s Hunters Hill

      Catholic Healthcare has been advised that a staff member who works at St Anne’s Residential Aged Care Home in Hunters Hill tested positive for COVID-19 on 30 August 2021 and is currently isolating at home. There are no other positive cases at the Residential Aged Care Home at this time.

      We can confirm the vast majority of residents and staff at St Anne’s are vaccinated for COVID-19.

      All residents and staff who have been in contact with the positive team member are isolating and have been tested. All COVID-19 tests received to date for residents and staff are negative. Testing will be repeated on 5 September and 10 September.

      Residents are currently remaining in their rooms and are being cared for by a dedicated team of staff, with additional staff rostered at both Homes to support residents. Residents are being closely monitored with no residents exhibiting any symptoms at this time.

      Comprehensive COVID-19 infection control protocols are in place and we are working closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. 

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority.  

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - Additional residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We have been advised that some additional residents of St Augustine’s have now tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home’s reception on 02 5612 3400

       

      12 January 2022 - Update

      We wanted to advise you that additional residents have tested positive with rapid antigen testing. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Swabs for PCR testing of residents were collected on January 10, however, we are still waiting on results. Due to the high demand for PCR testing it’s difficult to know when these results will be available.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Could you please assist us by sharing this information with family and friends.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Narelle Haycraft, Residential Manager, on (02) 5612 3400.

       

      7 January 2022 - Resident tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. I wanted to advise you that a resident of St Augustine’s has tested positive for COVID-19 using rapid antigen testing. The PCR test result for this resident is pending.

      The resident is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols have been initiated at the Home. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No other residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure residents will be tested over the coming days.

      Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Narelle Haycraft, Residential Manager, on 02 5612 3400.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      19 January 2022 - De-escalation 
       

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no further signs of transmission are detected.
      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms. St Bede’s Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Residents who tested positive to COVID-19 are required to remain in isolation until cleared by their GP.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Jessie Lyn Garcia, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 9198 3600.

       

      9 January 2022 - Additional residents tests positive for COVID-19

      We wanted to update you and advise that additional residents of St Bede’s Home have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Care Manager, Jessie Lyn Garcia, on (02) 9198 3600.

       

      8 January 2022 - Additional resident tests positive for COVID-19, Jacaranda Court

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Thursday 6 January 2022, regarding a resident of St Bede’s Home who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that an additional resident has tested positive for COVID-19 using rapid antigen testing.

      The resident is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and no other residents have not tested positive at this time.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit (PHU). As directed by the PHU, residents living in Jacaranda Court are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visits to the Home are temporarily restricted to residents in the Memory Support Wing, except for those residents who are at end of life. 

      As a precautionary measure, all residents and staff will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Care Manager, Jessie Lyn Garcia on (02) 9198 3600.

       

      6 January 2022 - Resident tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to advise you that a resident of St Bede’s Home has tested positive for COVID-19.

      The resident is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Anna Encarnacion, Residential Manager, on 02 9198 3600.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      6 January 2022 - Staff members tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to advise you that two staff members of St Catherine’s have been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents of McAuley and MacKillop Wings are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Angela Stocks, Residential Manager, on 02 6323 1600.

       

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 - Change in Tier status

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated St Francis Grafton to Tier 2. 

      This decision is not an easy one for us to make but following the escalating numbers and our daily risk assessment we believe this is the best option to keep our residents and staff safe by reducing the risk of community contact. 

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.  

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one. 

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Residential Manager Sandra Winters on 6640 3300. 

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 2 to Tier 3

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 3. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      30 December 2022 – Tier 2 Home Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      We have reviewed our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated St Francis Grafton to Tier 2.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sandra Winters, Residential manager, on (02) 6640 3300.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      11 January 2022 – Update regarding visitor management plan

      We wanted to extend a thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, and we know it is particularly difficult for our residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Bathurst local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated our St Francis Orange Home to Tier 1.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jennie Wade, Residential Manager, on 02 6311 1300.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

       

      3 January 2022 - De-escalation St Francis Orange

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents of St Francis Orange.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home is now in Tier 2. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Jennie Wade, Residential Manager, on 02 6311 1300.

       

      31 December 2021 – Staff member tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that a staff member of St Francis Orange has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The team member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification from the staff member. Residents living in the Wattle Wing are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors for residents living in the Wattle Wing are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      All residents have negative results with rapid antigen testing and no residents have COVID-19 symptoms at this time.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Jennie Wade, Residential Manager, on 02 6311 1300.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      19 January 2022 - De-escalation

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive, and no signs of further transmission have been detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents living in St Raphael are no longer required to remain in their room. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Visits to residents living in St Christophorus will remain temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.
       
      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.
       
      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Tenzin Tashi, Acting Residential Manager, on (02) 9831 4744.

       

      12 January 2022 - Update

      We wanted to advise you that additional residents have tested positive with rapid antigen testing. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Swabs for PCR testing of all residents were collected yesterday, January 11. Due to the high demand for PCR testing it’s difficult to know when these results will be available.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      A COVID-19 booster in-reach clinic is running at the Home today and residents who received their second CIVD vaccination at least four months ago will be eligible to receive a booster.

      Could you please assist us by sharing this information with family and friends.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Tenzin Tashi, Acting Residential Manager, on (02) 9831 4744.

       

      11 January 2022 – Update – Residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to update you on the information provided Tuesday, January 4, regarding staff members of St Hedwig Village who tested positive for COVID-19. We have been advised that two residents of St Hedwig Village have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The residents are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents of the Home are continuing to be supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Tenzin Tashi, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 9831 4744.

       

      4 January 2022 – Update – Additional Staff test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. I wanted to update you on the information provided Saturday, January 1, regarding a staff member of St Hedwig Village who has tested positive for COVID-19.

      Additional staff have now been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19. The NSW Public Health Unit has now directed for residents of both St Christophorus and St Raphael to be supported to remain in their rooms and for visitors to the Home to be limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      We are pleased to advise no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. Testing will be repeated over the coming days. Our staff are continuing to closely monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Tenzin Tashi, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 9831 4744.

       

      1 January 2022 - Staff member tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that a staff member of St Hedwig Village has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Helen Roberts, Residential Manager, on 02 9831 4744.

       

      13 August 2021 - Staff member tests positive for Covid-19

      On Saturday, 31 July, St Hedwig Village was advised that a Catering Assistant team member had tested positive for COVID-19. The team member had last worked at the Home on Thursday, 29 July.

      No transmission of COVID-19 has occurred to residents or staff. NSW Health has officially advised that COVID-19 concerns have been resolved with staff and residents of the Home released from NSW Health surveillance.

      Feedback from government agencies stated that Catholic Healthcare is well prepared for a potential COVID-19 outbreak and that our response to this case was immediate and managed very well with a focus on resident wellbeing.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - Additional residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We have been advised that some additional residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in St James Villa.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents living in St James Villa are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Nishi Rana, Regional Manager, on 0490 442 206.

       

      19 January 2022 – Additional Residents test positive 

      We have been advised that some additional residents of St James Villa have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in Zone 1. We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit.

      At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life. Residents in Zone 1 (Rooms 1-6, 39 and 40) are being supported to remain in their rooms.

      Residents who consented will be tested again over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Nishi Rana, Regional Manager, on 0490 442 206.

       

      17 January 2022 – Resident tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. I wanted to advise you that a resident of St James Villa has tested positive for COVID-19 using rapid antigen testing.

      The resident is double vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representative of the COVID-19 positive resident has been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. As directed, visitors to the Home will be temporarily limited in Zone 1, except for those residents who are at end of life. Zone 1 includes Rooms 1-6, 39 and 40.

      For all other visits, we kindly ask that you ring the Home first and make a booking through reception on (02) 9694 9700.

      Currently no other residents are symptomatic, and as a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on this web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Nishi Rana, Regional Manager, on 0490 442 206.

       

      30 December 2022 – Tier 2 Home Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      We have reviewed our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated St James Villa to Tier 2.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Please be assured that all our staff are completing a rapid antigen test before they start their shift.

      During this time, we will continue to facilitate WhatsApp or Facetime calls and phone calls with family and friends.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 2 to Tier 3

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 3. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your Home.

       

      30 December 2021 – Tier 2 Home Status

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      We have reviewed our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated St John’s Villa to Tier 2.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      For further information please see our Visitor Management Plan

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - Residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We have been advised that some residents of St Joseph’s Coffs Harbour have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and are currently being cared for in the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Residents were tested yesterday, and those who consented will be tested again on Saturday, January 22 using rapid antigen kits.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      We will provide updates for the Home on our COVID-19 Updates for families and friends web page. Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Muna Shrestha, Operational Support Manager, on 0490 942 317.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      5 January 2022 – Additional residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to update you on the information provided on Saturday, January 1, regarding residents of St Joseph’s Coffs Harbour who tested positive for COVID-19 with rapid antigen testing.

      We have now received the results of PCR tests and three residents have tested positive. All three residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The residents are currently being cared for at the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      All residents will be tested again over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kim Frawley, Residential Manager, on 02 6651 0400.

       

      1 January 2022 - Residents tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that two residents of St Joseph’s Coffs Harbour have tested positive for COVID-19 with rapid antigen testing. The PCR test results for the residents are pending.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. One resident has been admitted to hospital and one resident is currently being cared for at the Home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No other residents have any COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Kim Frawley, Residential Manager, on 02 6651 0400.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - De-escalation – St Joseph Hunters Hill

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no further signs of transmission are detected.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms. St Joseph is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Residents who tested positive to COVID-19 have been cleared by their GP as well.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 8025 4200.

       

      10 January 2022 - Resident tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.We wanted to update you on the information provided Thursday, January 6, and advise you that a resident of St Joseph Hunters Hill has tested positive for COVID-19.

      The resident is fully vaccinated and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. Testing will be repeated over the coming days.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, we are continuing to support residents to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 8025 4200.

       

      6 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that two staff members of St Joseph Hunters Hill have been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days and our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mahendra Giri, Residential Manager, on 8025 4200.

       

      2 September 2021 - Protecting residents and staff at St Joseph’s

      Catholic Healthcare has been advised that a staff member who works at St Joseph’s Residential Aged Care Home in Hunters Hill tested positive for COVID-19 on 30 August 2021 and is currently isolating at home. There are no other positive cases at the Residential Aged Care Home at this time.

      We can confirm the vast majority of residents and staff at St Joseph’s are vaccinated for COVID-19.

      All residents and staff who have been in contact with the positive team member are isolating and have been tested. All COVID-19 tests received to date for residents and staff are negative. Testing will be repeated on 5 September and 10 September.

      Residents are currently remaining in their rooms and are being cared for by a dedicated team of staff, with additional staff rostered at both Homes to support residents. Residents are being closely monitored with no residents exhibiting any symptoms at this time.

      Comprehensive COVID-19 infection control protocols are in place and we are working closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. 

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority.  

    • 27 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call call Virginia Vasquez, Residential Manager, on 02 4201 3100.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - Staff member tests positive

      We have been advised that a staff member of St Mary’s Berkeley has tested positive for

      COVID-19. The staff member is fully vaccinated and is currently isolating at home.

      At this stage, St Mary’s Berkeley can remain in Tier 1, and there is no requirement for isolation. All residents are currently asymptomatic and returned negative rapid antigen tests today. As a precautionary measure, residents who consented will be tested again on Sunday, January 23.

      Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Virginia Vasquez, Residential Manager, on 02 4201 3100.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      18 January 2022 - De-escalation

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and no signs of transmission was detected.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room, and that the Home can move to Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. As a precautionary measure, residents who consented will have another rapid antigen test on January 19.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Virginia Vasquez, Residential Manager, on 02 4201 3100.

       

      12 January 2022– Update

      We are pleased to advise that residents were tested with rapid antigen kits on January 10 and all residents who gave consent to be tested had negative results. No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      Testing will be repeated tomorrow, January 13.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Could you please assist us by sharing this information with family and friends.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time.

      If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Virginia Vasquez, Residential Manager, on (02) 4201 3100.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

       

      11 January 2022 - Update – Additional staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Saturday, January 8, regarding a staff member of St Mary’s Berkeley who has tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that additional staff members have now tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members are fully vaccinated and are isolating at home.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, all residents will be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      We are pleased to advise that no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. COVID-19 testing will continue to be repeated over the coming days for all residents.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Virginia Vasquez, Residential Manager, on 02 4201 3100.

       

      8 January 2022 - Staff member test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. We wanted to advise you that a staff member at St Mary’s Berkeley has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home. NSW Public Health Unit (PHU) infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result.

      Whilst the PHU continue their investigation, there is a temporary restriction to visitors. Residents though can continue moving freely within St Mary’s Berkeley, and there is no isolation required at this time.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Virginia Vasquez, Residential Manager, on 02 4201 3100.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      18 January 2022 - De-escalation

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and no further signs of transmission was detected.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room, and that the Home can move to Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.
       
      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.
       
      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Linda Barry, Residential Manager, on (02) 6800 2400.

       

      10 January 2022 – Update

      We wanted to update you on the information provided Monday, January 3.

      We have been advised that an additional resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is fully vaccinated and is currently being cared for at the home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Linda Barry, Residential Manager, on (02) 6800 2400.

       

      3 January 2022- Resident tested positive for COVID-19 on Rapid Antigen Test

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that a resident of St Mary’s Villa Dubbo has tested positive for COVID-19 on a Rapid Antigen Test today.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and are currently being cared for at the home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. Visitations will be restricted and be limited to End of Life situations only.

      The health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Linda Barry, Residential Manager, on 6800 2400.

       

      6 October 2021

      We are pleased to advise that the St Mary’s Villa COVID-19 outbreak has been officially declared over.

      Following advice from the NSW Public Health Unit, residents at the Home will enjoy a ‘COVID-19 normal’ environment from today, Wednesday, 6 October. This means that:

      • There are no further cases of COVID-19
      • Residents who had tested COVID positive have been cleared after isolation
      • Residents can enjoy the gardens and meals in the dining room with supervision and support to ensure social distancing is maintained

      As ‘Stay at Home’ rules are still in place for the Dubbo Regional Council Local Government Area until 11 October, St Mary’s Villa remains a Tier One Home with restricted visits and activities.

      Although we have reached a positive place, we will continue to remain vigilant. Rolling touch point and deep cleaning is ongoing. We continue to focus on Infection Prevention and Control measures. The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff remain our highest priorities.

      Catholic Healthcare’s Recreational Lifestyle team are providing residents with engaging activities including activity packs, digital entertainment, exercise and music. Social work and pastoral care support are ongoing and we are also facilitating mobile phone calls, Facetime and WhatsApp video calls for residents with family members.

      Thank you for the enormous effort by residents, families and dedicated staff for their support in helping the St Mary’s Villa family through this time.

       

      27 September 2021

      Catholic Healthcare continues to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on the management of the COVID-19 outbreak at St Mary's Villa including the recent appointment of a Clinical Advisor.   

      There are currently no new cases of COVID-19 at St Mary’s Villa.

      All staff are wearing full PPE and are following COVID-19 infection control protocols. Rolling touch point and deep cleaning is ongoing. Staff are being tested for COVID-19 every 72 hours and are also being tested with a rapid antigen test at the beginning of each shift.

      Catholic Healthcare’s Recreational Lifestyle team are providing residents with engaging activities in their rooms including activity packs, physiotherapy, pastoral care visits and music therapy. We are also facilitating mobile phone calls and WhatsApp video calls for residents with family members. A qualified social worker with experience in aged care is also based at the Home to assist with responding to family enquiries.

      The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff remain our highest priorities.

      Thank you for the many messages of support for our residents, families and dedicated staff.

       

      6 September 2021 - Protecting residents and staff at St Mary's Villa, Dubbo

      St Mary’s Villa has been advised that an additional two residents have tested positive for COVID-19, following the report of three residents testing positive on 3 September. All residents and staff from St Mary’s Villa have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

      The residents are being closely monitored and are currently stable. If needed, residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to hospital.

      Comprehensive COVID-19 infection control protocols are in place and we are working closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. 

      The Home has been deep cleaned and testing will be repeated over the coming days for residents and staff and we are providing residents and families with regular updates.

      The health, safety and comfort of our residents and staff are our highest priority.  

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      6 January 2022 – De-escalation

      Further to the information provided earlier today, we are pleased to advise that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms.

      As previously advised all residents tested negative for COVID-19 yesterday and no residents have symptoms at this time.

      Residents will be tested again tomorrow. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely.

      As directed by the NSW Public Health Unit, visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life and the Home will remain in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Dan Xie, Residential Manager, on 02 8405 1000.

       

      4 January 2022- Staff member tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that a staff member of St Paul’s has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      We are pleased to advise no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 with rapid antigen testing at this time. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days and our staff are continuing to closely monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Dan Xie, Residential Manager, on 02 8405 1000.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 - De-escalation

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no further signs of transmission are detected.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms. St Peter’s is now in Tier 2. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janice Stokes, Acting Residential Manager, on 02 8413 5000.

       

      12 January - Update - Resident tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of further transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      At this time, residents of McGovern House are being supported to continue to remain in their rooms. Visitors for McGovern House are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Residents of Byrnes, Justinian and Kirk Houses are no longer required to remain in their roomsThese Houses are now classified as Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements for Byrnes, Justinian, and Kirk Houses.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. COVID-19 testing will be repeated over the coming days.

      Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janice Stokes, Residential Manager, on 02 8413 5000.

       

      11 January 2022 – Update

      Thank you for your continued support. Further to the information provided Thursday, January 6, we are very pleased to advise that

      no additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time or have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janice Stokes, Residential Manager, on 02 8413 5000.

       

      6 January 2022 - Resident tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. we wanted to update you on the information provided yesterday, January 5 and to advise you that a resident of St Peter’s has tested positive for COVID-19 using rapid antigen testing. PCR test results are pending.

      The resident is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive resident have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. COVID-19 testing will be repeated over the coming days.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janice Stokes, Residential Manager, on 02 8413 5000.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      6 January 2022 - Updated to Tier 1 status in COVID-19 visitor management plan 

      Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. This is a difficult time for our residential aged care community, residents, families and friends.

      Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the local community we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and allocated The Haven to Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information.

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      While visitors are temporarily limited, we are continuing to facilitate window visits, WhatsApp calls, Facetime calls and phone calls. Please contact the Home directly to arrange a window visit, video call or phone call with your loved one.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly with Therese White, Residential Manager, on (02) 6925 5500.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      17 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates regarding COVID-19 in the Home since our previous correspondence.

       

      7 January 2022 – De-escalation – The Sister Anne Court

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on 02 9192 6100.

       

      30 December 2021 - Staff member tested positive for COVID-19

       Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that a staff member of The Sister Anne Court has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification from the staff member.

      Residents living on Level 1 and Level 2 are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. Visitors for residents living on Level 1 and 2 are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      As a precautionary measure residents will be tested twice using rapid antigen testing over the coming days. Any staff who have been in close contact with the positive staff member are isolating and being tested.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Regine Nochete, Residential Manager, on 02 9192 6100.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 - De-escalation – Villa Maria Unanderra, Ruth Cottage 

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and no signs of further transmission was detected amongst the residents. The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents in Ruth Cottage are no longer required to remain in their room. Ruth Cottage is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.Visits to residents living in Thomas Cottage are still temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life. Another round of rapid antigen testing for residents in this Cottage who consented will take place in the coming days.  Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Karen Herbert, Residential Manager, on 4255 5800. 

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      18 January 2022 - De-escalation (Cate, Julian, Peter & Stella Cottages)

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and no signs of further transmission was detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents living in Cate, Julian, Peter & Stella Cottages are no longer required to remain in their room and can move to Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Visits to residents living in Ruth or Thomas Cottage are still temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life. Another round of rapid antigen testing for residents in these Cottages who consented will take place on January 19.
       
      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.
       
      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Karen Herbert, Residential Manager, on (02) 4255 5800.

       

      11 January 2022 - Update

      We have been advised that an additional resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is being cared for at the Home.

      The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed resident has been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      Residents will be tested again tomorrow, Wednesday, January 12.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Karen Herbert, Residential Manager, on (02) 4255 5800.

       

      9 January 2022 - Resident tests positive for COVID-19 – Thomas Cottage

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Friday 7 January 2022, regarding three staff members of Villa Maria Centre Unanderra who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that a resident in Thomas Cottage has tested positive for COVID-19.

      The resident is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representative of the newly diagnosed resident has been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and have not tested positive at this time.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit (PHU). As directed by the PHU, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visits to the Home are temporarily restricted, except for those residents who are at end of life. 

      As a precautionary measure, all residents and staff will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Karen Herbert (Residential Manager) on 02 4255 5800.

       

      6 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. I wanted to advise you that three staff members of Villa Maria Unanderra have been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

      NSW Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test result. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their Cottage. At this time, visitors to the Home are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. All residents who consented to rapid antigen testing today have tested negative. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Karen Herbert, Residential Manager, on 02 4255 5800.

       

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – De-escalation 

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no signs of further transmission are detected amongst the residents.  

      The QLD Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home will be closely monitored with the support of the PHU  until 14 days after the last exposure to the Home. Tier 1 visitation can be facilitated for compassionate visits. 

      Please see our Visitor Management Planfor more information on visiting requirements. 

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.  

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Loretta Creevey, Interim Residential Manager, on 07 3811 1500. 

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation 

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise no further transmission or positive cases on Levels 1 & 2 have been detected amongst the residents.

      The QLD Public Health Unit has advised that residents living on Level 1 (all) & Level 2 (Julian side) are no longer required to remain in their room. At this time, compassionate and essential care visits need to be booked in advance by ringing reception on 1300 951 501.

      Visits to residents living on Level 2 (Clementine side) are still temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life. We will review this in the coming days.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives. Residents on Level 2 in Clementine who consent will have another rapid antigen test on Sunday, January 23.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Loretta Creevey, Interim Residential Manager, on 07 3811 1500.

       

      17 Janauary 2022 - De-escalation, Ground Floor & Lower Ground Floor

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that the Ground Floor and Lower Ground Floor are now both Covid-free, meaning no further transmission or positive cases have been detected amongst the residents.

      The QLD Public Health Unit has advised that residents living on the Ground Floor & Lower Ground Floor are no longer required to remain in their room. At this time, compassionate and essential care visits to these levels of the Home can be booked in with the Residential Manager.

       Visits to residents living on Levels 1 & 2 are still temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life.
       
      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.
       
      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Loretta Creevey, Residential Manager, on 07 3811 1500.

       

      14 January 2022 - De-escalation, Ground Floor

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no other residents on the Ground Floor have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of further transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The QLD Public Health Unit has advised that residents living on the Ground Floor are no longer required to remain in their room. At this time, visitors to all levels of the Home are temporarily limited, except for those residents who are at the end of life. This will be reviewed next week.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Loretta Creevey, Residential Manager, on 07 3811 1500.

       

      7 January 2022 - Residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. I wanted to update you on the information provided Wednesday, January 5, regarding staff members of Villa Maria Fortitude Valley who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that four residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are fully vaccinated and currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the COVID-19 positive residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are continuing to work closely with the Qld Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Please don’t hesitate to call the new dedicated phone number M 0406 384 881, for health and wellbeing updates for your loved one.

      If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call Loretta Creevey, Residential Manager, on 07 3811 1500.

       

      5 January 2022 - Additional staff member tests positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. I wanted to update you on the information provided Saturday, January 1, regarding three staff members of Villa Maria Fortitude Valley who have tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that an additional staff member has now tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is fully vaccinated and is isolating at home.

      We are continuing to work closely with the Qld Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      We are pleased to advise that no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Loretta Creevey, Residential Manager, on 07 3811 1500.

       

      1 January 2022 - Staff members test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that three staff members of Villa Maria Fortitude Valley have been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff members are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating at home.

      Qld Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Loretta Creevey, Residential Manager, on 07 3811 1500.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      20 January 2022 - De-escalation – Tier 1 to Tier 2

      Due to decreasing COVID-19 activity in the local community, we have updated our COVID-19 Visitor Management Plan and are downgrading your Home to Tier 2. Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and at any given time, our Homes are assigned to one of four Tiers. The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Home.

       

      14 January 2022 - De-escalation

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We are pleased to advise that no residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and no signs of transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The QLD Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their rooms. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and I wanted to thank you for your messages of support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Shannon Guley, Residential Manager, on 07 3454 1000.

       

      12 January 2022 - Update

      We are pleased to advise that all residents were tested with rapid antigen kits on January 7 and all results were negative. No other staff have tested positive.

      Swabs for PCR testing of residents were collected on January 9, however, we are still waiting on results. Due to the high demand for PCR testing it’s difficult to know when these results will be available.

      Our staff are continuing to monitor all residents closely and no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      Our Lifestyle Team are working with residents one on one, and residents are enjoying many different activities including arts, crafts and games.

      Could you please assist us by sharing this information with family and friends.

      Thank you again for your continued support at this challenging time.

       

      6 January 2022 - Contract cleaner tests positive for COVID-19 – Villa Maria Eastern Heights

      I wanted to update you on the information provided Tuesday, January 4, regarding staff members of Villa Maria Eastern Heights who have tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that a contract cleaner team member has tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is fully vaccinated and is isolating at home.

      We are continuing to work closely with the Qld Public Health Unit. As directed by the Public Health Unit, residents will continue to be supported to remain in their rooms and visitors to the Home are currently limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Shannon Guley, Residential Manager, on 07 3454 1000.

       

      4 January 2022 - Staff member tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to update you on the information provided Saturday, January 1, regarding two staff members of Villa Maria Eastern Heights who have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The Qld Public Health Unit has now directed for all residents to be supported to remain in their rooms, and for visitors to the Home to be limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      We are pleased to advise PCR test results for residents living in the Beaumont Wing are negative. COVID-19 testing for all other residents is in progress and no residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. Our staff are continuing to closely monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Shannon Guley, Residential Manager, on 07 3454 1000.

       

      1 January 2022 - Staff member tested positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support. I wanted to advise you that a staff member of Villa Maria Eastern Heights has been notified they have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The staff member is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home.

      Qld Public Health Unit infection control protocols were initiated at the Home immediately following the notification of the positive test results. Residents living in the Beaumont Wing are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visitors for residents living in the Beaumont Wing are limited to residents who are at the end of life.

      No residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently. As a precautionary measure all residents will be tested using rapid antigen testing over the coming days.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Shannon Guley, Residential Manager, on 07 3454 1000.

    • 27 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      26 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      25 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      24 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      23 January 2022 – No tier changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

      To see the most current tier status of this Home, please click here - Visitor Management Plan.

       

      21 January 2022 – No changes or updates

      Please be advised that there have been no changes or updates since our last correspondence. Staff at the Home are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular consultation with the Public Health Unit. We will update this page once we receive any new information.

       

      13 January 2022 - Update - De-escalation for Vincentian

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, no signs of further transmission are detected amongst the residents.

      The NSW Public Health Unit has advised that residents are no longer required to remain in their room. The Home is now in Tier 1. Please see our Visitor Management Plan for more information on visiting requirements.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Please assist us by sharing this information with other family members.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Dina Ghimire, Residential Manager, on 02 8063 0700.

       

      11 January 2022 – Update

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently and no other residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

      COVID-19 testing will continue to be repeated over the coming days for all residents.

      Please be assured, our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      Thank you for your support during this challenging time.

       

      9 January 2022 - Residents test positive for COVID-19

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We wanted to update you on the information provided Tuesday 4 January 2022, regarding three staff members of Vincentian who tested positive for COVID-19.

      We have been advised that some residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

      The residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently being cared for at the Home. The authorised representatives of the newly diagnosed residents have been contacted directly and provided with health and wellbeing updates regarding their loved one.

      We are pleased to advise that no other residents have COVID-19 symptoms currently.

      We are continuing to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit (PHU). As directed by the PHU, residents are currently being supported to remain in their rooms. At this time, visits to the Home are temporarily restricted, except for those residents who are at end of life. 

      As a precautionary measure, all residents and staff will be tested over the coming days. Please be assured our staff are continuing to monitor the health and wellbeing of our residents closely and are in regular contact with authorised representatives.

      The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. We will update you when we have more information.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Dina Ghimire (Residential Manager) on 02 8063 0700.

    • 7 January 2022 - Our Visitor Management Plan and what each Tier means for visits 

      Our Visitor Management Plan tailors our approach for each of our Homes, and, at any given time, we assign our Homes to one of four Tiers.

      The allocated Tier for a Home determines the protocols associated with visits to our residents. The Tier reflects COVID-19 activity in the local community, government directives, or an actual/potential outbreak (as declared by State Health).

      Please check this information before visiting our Homes. The information may change as we continually assess the risk for our residents in each local community.

      Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time and for working with us to keep our residents safe. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Residential Manager for your Home.

       

      Tier

      Description

      What it means for visits

      Tier 0

      Actual or potential Outbreak (declared by State Health).

      • No visitors permitted, as directed by the Public Health Unit.

      Tier 1

      Heightened COVID-19 activity in local community and/or government directive.

      • Rapid Antigen Testing provided by the Home is required for all visitors.
      • Compassionate and Essential Carer visits with PPE required e.g. Masks, Apron/Gown, and Protective Eyewear.
      • Other visitors by appointment - window or video visits and/or visits to a designated area if window visits not available.

      Tier 2

      COVID-19 activity in local area and/or residents have requested minimal visits.

      Some restrictions as directed by the Public Health Unit:

      • A maximum of 1 full vaccinated adult visitor per day, no children under 12 years.
      • Rapid Antigen Testing required for all visitors.
      • Visits allowed 7 days a week by appointment, with wear N95 mask and face shield required.
      • Visits in the outdoor area or other designated area where available.
      • Visits in Resident’s room if outdoor or other designated area not suitable.
      • Social outings supported following risk assessment completed by the Home.

      Tier 3

      Limited/no COVID-19 activity in local area and residents are supportive of visits.

      • Visits in either Resident rooms or an outdoor area, with masks required.
      • No access to resident common areas e.g. lounge room, serveries, or dining room.

      Tier 4

      No restrictions.

      • Visits within the Home including common areas
        7 days a week.

       

       

    • 10 January 2022 - NSW Health Screening Advice

      Please check our Visitor Management Plan for current protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Requirements for visiting a Home may change rapidly with the recent significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the community and visitors may be restricted so please call ahead to the Home to confirm current requirements and/or schedule a visit.

        Visitors must not enter an RACF at all if they:

        • have COVID-19 symptoms
        • have been exposed to COVID-19 unless they have completed their self-isolation and testing requirements. People who have had high risk exposures should not enter high risk settings for at least 14 days since their exposure to a COVID-positive person.
        • are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
        • have been overseas in the previous 14 days, unless they are:     
            • fully vaccinated, it has been at least 7 days after arrival and they have received a negative rapid antigen test 6 days or later after arriving in NSW
    • 14 December 2021 - QLD Health Advice

      Please check our Visitor Management Plan for current protocols associated with visits to our residents.

      Requirements for visiting a Home may change rapidly with the recent significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the community and visitors may be restricted so please call ahead to the Home to confirm current requirements and/or schedule a visit.

      For residential aged care facilities located across Queensland, the following measures apply:

      Visitors, staff, students or volunteers at a residential aged care facility should not be anyone who:

      • is unwell
      • has been diagnosed with COVID-19
      • has returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries) unless an exemption has been granted
      • is in home quarantine, unless an exemption has been granted
      • is a close or secondary contact of a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, unless their quarantine period has ended
      • is unvaccinated and has visited a COVID-19 hotspot outside the border zone in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter) unless fully vaccinated
      • has visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
      • is unvaccinated and not visiting  for a permitted purpose. Permitted purposes include:
          • under 16 years of age; or
          • unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because of a recognised medical contraindication and has evidence of a recognised medical contraindication; or
          • a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant, and receipt of a Therapeutic Goods Administration approved vaccine would impact the validity of the trial. As this exemption is temporary, the medical certificate must not have expired.
          • entering the premises for an end of life visit for a resident of the residential aged care facility; or
          • entering the premises to provide support to a resident in an emergency situation.
          • a parent, carer, guardian or support person who provides care or support to a resident of a residential aged care facility, including advocacy services.
      • has been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you fit into one of the categories of people who are allowed to enter a facility with a negative COVID-19 PCR test
      • has had a COVID-19 PCR test and is waiting for the result (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
      • has COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue
    • Please download this handy guide on what you can do before, during and after your visit to one of our Residential Aged Care Homes to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 for our residents, staff and community.

       

      Download Visitor Guide

    • We extend a warm welcome to all visitors of our Residential Aged Care Homes!

      At Catholic Healthcare we recognise our visitors as being important members of and contributors
      to the Catholic Healthcare community and family. In recognising the important contribution of visitors to our aged care homes, it is also vital that visitors are mindful that they are in the home of our residents.

      Please read our Visitor Code of Conduct here.

    • Please be reassured we are constantly monitoring the ever-changing situation and are continuously preparing for the potential risk ahead.

      We are working closely with the Department of Health to ensure the safety of all residents and staff and have policies and procedures in place to minimise the risk of infection during any type of outbreak. Right now, we are taking additional precautions.

      We also have an Outbreak Preparedness Committee, who are constantly monitoring, planning and implementing steps to protect residents and staff.

      1. Please wash your hands properly.
      2. Please utilise hand sanitisers and handwashing basins, located at the entrances and throughout our Homes.
      3. Staff may remind you to utilise hand sanitisers and hand washing basins.
      4. Staff will ask you to visit your family member in their room.
      5. Please also see our Visitor Code of Conduct and Visitor Guide.
    • Please watch the RACF Outbreak Explainer Video below, created by Norman Swan, OPAN.

       

      • Any residents or staff identified as being at risk will be isolated and our outbreak infection control measures will be put inplace.
      • All visitors will be restricted and regular communication updates will be provided to residents and family members.
      • We will work closely with the Department of Health to provide additional support and reduce the risk of further exposure.

       

      To view this video in different languages, please visit the OPAN website at https://opan.org.au/covid-resources-nsw/

    • Please contact the Residential Manager for the Home. They can discuss any concerns you may have, and answer your questions.

    • Please see the schedule below for our Residential Aged Care COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Program for Residents.

      For more information regarding vaccine boosters, please see this information sheet.

       

      Home
      Date

      Bethlehem House (Kogarah)

      11 January 2022

      Blakeney Lodge (Tumut)

      11 November 2021, 30 December 2021

      Bodington (Wentworth Falls)

      17 November 2021

      Brigidine House (Randwick)

      14 January 2022

      Charles O'Neil (Mayfield West)

      9 December 2021

      Coolamon Villa (Mullumbimby)

      21 January 2022

      Emmaus Village (Kemps Creek)

      3 December 2021

      George Mockler House (Mona Vale)

      13 December 2021

      Gertrude Abbott (Surry Hills)

      25 January 2022

      Holy Spirit (Casula)

      18 December 2021, 28 January 2022

      Holy Spirit (Croydon)

      16 December 2021

      Holy Spirit (Dubbo)

      16 December 2021

      Holy Spirit Aged Care (Revesby)

      19 November 2021

      Jemalong (Forbes)

      December 2021

      Lewisham Nursing Home

      18 November 2021

      Lewisham Retirement Hostel

      18 November 2021

      Mackillop House (Norwest)

      25 January 2022

      Macquarie Care Centre (Bathurst)

      22 November 2021

      Maranatha Lodge (Batehaven)

      26 November 2021

      McQuoin Park (Wahroonga)

      18 November 2021

      Our Lady of Loreto Gardens 

      TBC

      Pery Miles Villa (Kirrawee)

      10 January 2022

      St Anne's (Hunters Hill)

      2 December 2021

      St Augustine's (Coffs Harbour)

      TBC

      St Bede's Home (South Hurtsville)

      23 November 2021

      St Catherine's (Bathurst)

      2 December 2021, 3 December 2021

      St Francis (Grafton)

      20 December 2021

      St Francis (Orange)

      9 November 2021

      St Hedwig Village (Blacktown)

      12 January 2022, 31 January 2022

      St James Villa (Matraville)

      2 December 2021

      St John's Villa (New Lambton)

      3 December 2021

      St Joseph's Aged Care (Coffs Harbour)

      20 January 2022, 21 January 2022

      St Joseph (Hunters Hill)

      2 December 2021

      St Mary's (Berkeley)

      19 November 2021

      St Mary's Villa (Dubbo)

      21 January 2022

      St Paul's (Northbridge)

      17 December 2021

      St Peter's (Lane Cove)

      8 December 2021, 14 January 2022

      The Haven (Wagga Wagga)

      2 December 2021

      The Sister Anne Court (Surry Hills)

      TBC

      Villa Maria Centre (Unanderra)

      15 November 2021

      Villa Maria (Fortitude Valley)

      TBC

      Villa Maria Centre, Eastern Heights (Ipswich)

      6 December 2021

      Vincentian (East Sydney)

      27 January 2022