An update on the COVID-19 outbreak at SwanCare Waminda.
20th January 2023
COVID-19 Update: SwanCare Waminda
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We wish to provide an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at SwanCare Waminda. A further 17 residents have been affected across all levels. All affected residents’ families have been notified directly and the residents are being well taken care of in their rooms. We are pleased to advise that nine residents have made a full recovery since our last update. Routine testing will continue every 72 hours with residents being carefully monitored for symptoms.
We are taking all necessary precautions to minimise risk and prevent further spread. We have engaged surge workforce from the Commonwealth, commencing this morning. In addition, we have enhanced our Infection Prevention and Control measures and restricted movement across all floors. We have temporarily ceased hairdressing services, group activities and commenced room service for all meals. All SwanCare Waminda staff are required to complete Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) prior to each shift and must wear a N95 mask.
Visitations to all floors at SwanCare Waminda will remain closed until further notice. Visitation exemptions will be made for end of life, partners in care and essential healthcare visitors. These visitors are required to RAT test prior to entry, wear the appropriate PPE provided and follow all other health and safety protocols. Arrangements for telephonic and video communications with your loved ones can be made by contacting SwanCare Waminda reception, 9:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm daily, to schedule a time.
All actions have been implemented under the guidance of the Department of Health.
As our nursing team manage this current outbreak, they may not be available to respond to phone calls as promptly as usual. Rest assured all affected residents’ representatives will be contacted by the nursing team directly if required.
Thank you for your support as we continue to manage this outbreak. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.