A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at SwanCare Waminda.
30th May 2023
COVID-19 Update: SwanCare Waminda
We need to advise we have confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at SwanCare Waminda. The three affected residents are on Level 2, their families have been notified and they are being well taken care of in their rooms. As such, a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at SwanCare Waminda.
We are taking every precaution to minimise risk and mitigate further spread. We have immediately increased infection control protocols, restricted movement across Level 2, and are currently undertaking a full risk assessment. We are providing the affected residents with 1:1 physiotherapy and social engagement activities as well as meal services to their rooms. In addition, hairdressing has temporarily ceased for the affected residents.
Visitations to SwanCare Waminda can continue, however all visitors and staff are required to wear a mask and complete Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) prior to entry. These resources are available at SwanCare Waminda reception.
We would like to remind visitors that the health and safety of our residents and staff remain our priority. Therefore, SwanCare will implement increased infection control measures during times of viral outbreak. In addition to mandatory masks and Rapid Antigen Testing, visitors are required to adhere to the current health and safety measures as detailed below:
Vaccinations for Influenza and COVID-19 (2 doses) are strongly encouraged
Complete health screening and sign in using visitor kiosk upon arrival
Refrain from visiting if unwell or if you are a close contact of a COVID-19 case
If COVID-19 positive, refrain from visiting for at least 7 days and until symptom free
Visitors are limited to two people at a time, from 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm daily
All actions have been implemented under the guidance of the Department of Health.
Thank you for your support as we manage this outbreak, and we will continue to provide updates where appropriate.
All up-to-date communications can be found at http://www.swancare.com.au/covid-19-updates