COVID-19 Update 08 January 2022

January 2022

Tabeel Aged Care, Laidley

It was great to welcome back 15 staff members who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been cleared for work.  We are expecting more staff to return to work over the next few days.

In other good news, there are no new cases of COVID-19 at Tabeel. That means there is a total of 29 staff and 19 residents who have tested positive to COVID-19 since the 27th of December.

We can also report that no other residents are displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Zion Aged Care, Nundah

We have some good news again, with no new cases of COVID-19 for residents or staff. We have no other symptomatic residents at present.

In total, we have six staff and two residents who have tested positive since 31 December.  Of the two positive residents, one is no longer infectious, and the other is a respite resident and returning home tomorrow.

Zion continues to remain in lockdown with residents in their rooms and receiving meals there, with our lifestyle team keeping residents connected and engaged.

As outlined yesterday, we have stationed a lifestyle staff member on every floor, and they have made complimentary activity trolleys for the residents to use including quizzes, colouring and activity books, DVDs and much more.

 

Immanuel Gardens, Buderim

It’s nice to be able to update you with some positive news – there have been no new staff or resident COVID-19 cases today and we have no other symptomatic residents at present.

The Vista continues to be open to visitors. If you are planning a visit to the Vista, please remember to wear a surgical mask. Up to two people can visit at a time in your loved one’s room.

At the Terrace, there are no residents with COVID-19 symptoms. However, we will not be re-opening the Terrace to visitors until we have received confirmation from the Public Health Unit. We will keep you posted and hope to have you visiting your loved ones in the Terrace as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

Orana Aged Care, Kingaroy

Since yesterday we have Rapid Antigen tested staff and residents who were close contacts to our positive staff members. I am pleased to say these have all returned negative results.

Today we will be receiving a supply of Rapid Antigen Tests and will prioritise testing all residents at Orana. We will update you about the results of those tests once completed. Rest assured if your loved returns a positive test we will contact you personally immediately.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to implement our Outbreak Management Plan and follow strict infection control procedures.

Orana remains in lockdown with residents in their rooms and receiving meals there, with our lifestyle team keeping residents connected and engaged.

We continue to be guided by the local Public Health Unit and other government agencies to contain and manage the situation.

If you would like to speak to your loved one, please call the office if you do not have a direct line and we will assist.

 

St Paul’s, Caboolture

Results from the resident and staff PCR tests yesterday are starting to come in. So far, all have been negative. Each family will receive a SMS when the results are received and in the unfortunate case where a resident comes back positive, the families will receive a phone call.

There are no residents displaying symptoms of COVID-19 at present.

In total we have three staff members who have tested positive since 4 January.

 

Trinder Park, Woodridge
Today we were advised that another five residents have tested positive.

This is a total of 23 positive staff and 13 positive residents since the 25th of December.

I am pleased to say though that all positive residents are not displaying any symptoms.

In discussion with the Public Health Unit we have decided that as a precaution we are now locking down Melaleuca and Lilly Pilly in addition to the Nursing Home.

Karri Court, Rosewood and the Hostel remain open to visitors from 9am to 12pm daily.

As always if you would like to speak to your loved one, please call the office if you do not have a direct line and we will assist.

 

Northridge Salem, Toowoomba

Today, we report that two staff members have tested positive to COVID-19. No additional residents tested positive today and none are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 at present.

This means total of one resident and two staff have tested positive since 5 January.

Today, we conducted drive through PCR testing for staff.

Northridge remains in lockdown. We have put together packages for our residents of things they like to do such as wool and knitting needles and adult colouring books and puzzles.

We are organising Zoom face to face contact with families, and phone calls. If you would like to speak to your loved one and they require assistance to phone, please get in touch with us and we will help to organize this.

We will continue to be guided by the local PHU and work closely with relevant Government bodies to contain and manage the situation.

 

St Andrew’s, Tallebudgera

The Camelia wing of St Andrews remains in lockdown today as a precautionary measure managing a close contact situation.

 

Contacting COVID impacted sites

Please continue to phone the service directly. However, please be aware should our office telephones be overwhelmed with enquiries, we have established a temporary 24/7 overflow contact centre to ensure your calls are always answered. This centre will be able to receive your call and answer most of your general queries. Should you need more personal information on how your loved one is going they will be able to take a message and ensure someone calls you back.

If required, we may phone nominated contacts to provide a timely update. This may come from a number you do not recognise.

 

All other aged care Lutheran Services COVID-19 normal