Date Posted: 19/04/2020
We are very sad to advise that a 94-year-old male resident of Newmarch House, who tested positive for COVID-19, passed away this morning.
The resident’s cause of death will be formally confirmed in the coming days.
The resident’s immediate family have been informed. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they grieve.
All Newmarch House residents and their families have been notified, as well as all staff. All relevant authorities have also been notified.
Although the cause of death has not been determined, this is tragically our second resident who has died in recent days, who had received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19.
The death of any of our residents is always difficult for their family, neighbours and friends, as well as for our staff and volunteers, many of whom know the resident closely having cared for the resident over a number of years.
We want to thank everyone involved for their understanding, sympathy and support with this situation.
We want to reassure the wider community that with our partners from the State and Federal Health authorities we are doing all we can to curb the spread of the virus and to care for our residents in the midst of this tragedy.
The safety, health, and wellbeing of our residents, staff, and volunteers is our highest priority.
Public Affairs Manager
0429 569 278