Update on COVID-19 outbreak at SwanCare Ningana.
9th May 2023
COVID-19 Update: SwanCare Ningana
We would like to provide an update on the current COVID-19 outbreak at SwanCare Ningana. Since our last update, two additional residents on Level 2 and two further staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The affected residents’ families have been notified and those residents are being well taken care of in their rooms. The affected staff members are isolating at home until they make a full recovery.
We are pleased to advise that all residents on Level 3, six residents on Level 2 and three staff members have now recovered. This leaves a total of two residents on Level 2 and two staff currently COVID-19 positive. It is, however, with great sadness that we report one resident, who was previously transferred to hospital due to complications related to COVID-19, has since passed away. SwanCare wishes to convey our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this much-loved resident.
Routine COVID-19 testing will continue every 72 hours. In addition, we are observing increased infection control protocols and continue to restrict movement across Level 2. We are providing meal tray services for affected residents with 1:1 interventions and small groups permitted on all levels.
SwanCare Ningana Level 2 continues to remain closed to visitors until further notice. Visitation exemptions will be made for essential visits, end of life and partners in care. Please contact the Care Services Manager or Clinical Nurse Manager if you need a visitation exemption for Level 2. Telephonic and video communications with your loved ones can be arranged by contacting SwanCare Ningana during reception hours to schedule a time.
SwanCare Ningana Level 3 will reopen to visitors from tomorrow, Wednesday May 10th, following a deep clean. SwanCare Ningana Ground Floor and Level 1 will remain open. All visitors and staff are required to follow all usual protocols when visiting, including completing a RAT test prior to entry and ensuring a N95 mask is worn appropriately. Full PPE is required for affected residents only.
All actions have been implemented under the guidance of the Department of Health.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we managed this outbreak.
All up-to-date communications can be found at http://www.swancare.com.au/covid-19-updates