Date Posted: 2/05/2020
Anglicare Sydney advises that unfortunately a further two staff members have tested positive to COVID-19 yesterday.
This is despite us having strict procedures and enforced infection control practices in place. We are investigating further as to how this occurred and we continue to work closely with the NSW Public Health Unit on this.
Additional positive cases associated with Newmarch House are very distressing for our staff, our residents, and their families.
We are very appreciative of the support being provided by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments and by the Aged Care sector more broadly.
We are further improving our pastoral care for residents and their families by offering access to Anglicare Sydney’s counselling and chaplaincy services as well as continuing the successful window visits between residents and families.
Additionally, Anglicare Sydney was relieved to hear that the outbreak of COVID-19 at Dorothy Henderson Lodge has now been dealt with. This gives us great hope that we will overcome this devastating virus at Newmarch House.
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