SwanCare Waminda | COVID-19 Outbreak Update

SwanCare Waminda | COVID-19 Outbreak Update
Covid-19 updates

Acute Respiratory Infection and COVID-19 outbreaks remain current at SwanCare Waminda.

7th June 2024

Acute Respiratory Infection and COVID-19 Outbreaks remain current

Currently, we have three residents with COVID-19 on Level three, two of whom are recovering in their rooms while another has been transferred to hospital for additional care. One resident on the Ground Floor and one on Level 3 have recently become symptomatic therefore they are being taken care of in their room while we await results of their PCR test. All residents’ families have been notified directly. In addition, one staff member has returned positive results for COVID-19 and is recovering at home.

22 residents have now fully recovered from Acute Respiratory Infections across all floors.

This does however mean that the Acute Respiratory Infection and COVID-19 outbreaks continue at this stage.

Increased infection control protocols remain in place. Physiotherapy and social engagement activities have been modified to one-on-one; meal tray service being provided to affected residents within their rooms and hairdressing has also been ceased temporarily until further notice.

Visitations continue to be restricted to assist with minimising further spread. Exemptions are in place for end of life and partners in care. These visitors must not attend if unwell or are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case and must abide by the increased infection control measures which include completing a RAT prior to entry and wearing an N95 mask while indoors.

Everyone entering SwanCare Waminda must ensure their mask is correctly fitted at all times. You can view how to properly don and fit check a mask by watching this video here: https://youtu.be/rzaEOY345q4.

Arrangements for telephonic and video communications can be made by contacting Waminda during reception hours for those who wish to speak to their loved one during this time.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and patience while we manage this outbreak.


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