Additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected at SwanCare Ningana. SwanCare Ningana level 1, level 2, and level 3 remain closed to visitors.
15th July 2022
COVID-19 Update for SwanCare Ningana Levels 1, 2, and 3
Following routine PCR testing conducted at SwanCare Ningana yesterday, the 14th of July, 12 additional residents have returned a positive result for COVID-19. All affected residents are isolating, being well cared for, and their families have been notified directly. An additional four staff have also returned positive results and are isolating at home.
PCR testing will continue every 72 hours for residents at SwanCare Ningana levels 1, 2, and 3.
Our COVID-19 Response Team is onsite and we are engaged with our Clinical Infection Control Consultant to assist us in mitigating further spread. In addition, we are liaising with the Department of Health who are looking to provide surge workforce to SwanCare Ningana.
We understand that this is a highly worrying time for everyone involved. We are doing everything within our control to reduce further risk to our residents and staff, and to also provide support to all affected.
SwanCare Ningana level 1, level 2, and level 3 are closed to visitors – please refrain from visiting until further notice. Visitation exemptions will be made for end of life and partners in care.
Arrangements for telephonic and video communications with your loved ones can be made by contacting SwanCare Ningana during reception hours to schedule a time.
Visitations to SwanCare Ningana ground floor may continue with increased infection control measures in place. Visiting hours for ground floor residents are 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm Monday to Sunday. All visitors are required to provide a negative RAT test and health screen upon arrival; in addition to following the WA Government’s current level 1 public health and social measures.
Please note that the window for potential reinfection has recently been reduced to 28 days. We ask all visitors who test positive within 48 hours of visiting any SwanCare residential aged care centre to please contact us immediately so that we can ensure your loved one is closely monitored for symptoms.
All up-to-date communications can be found at http://www.swancare.com.au/covid-19-updates.