Date Posted: 17/04/2020
Anglicare staff and management have been greatly distressed for our residents and their loved ones at Newmarch House as the latest positive cases have been confirmed publicly by NSW Health.
Anglicare can confirm that 10 staff and 20 residents have at this time been confirmed as COVID-19 positive.
The NSW Public Health Unit are investigating the source of these cases. As a precaution, residents who tested negative are being re-tested again.
We have contacted all relatives of our residents infected. Our staff that have tested positive are self-isolating at home on full pay.
Anglicare has deployed a specially trained team of staff assigned to care for the residents who have tested positive.
This team is wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE), follow strict infection control procedures and care solely for these residents.
We continue to closely monitor all our residents and staff at Newmarch. We are grateful to the support provided to us by NSW Health and Australian Health Departments.
Since the outbreak at Newmarch House was first confirmed to us at 10.40pm on Saturday 11 April, Anglicare has been working closely with NSW Health as well as auditing and reassessing our procedures that have been in place since the beginning of March 2020.
The safety, health and wellbeing of our residents, staff and volunteers is our number one priority during this challenging time.
Public Affairs Manager
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