COVID-19 Update – 7 January 2022

January 2022

Orana Aged Care, Kingaroy 

Orana Aged Care is currently closed to visitors as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.   

Our team is prepared and are now implementing our Outbreak Management Plan. The Public Health Unit (PHU) has locked down Orana Aged Care to all visitors until further notice and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been upgraded for all staff.  

We are working with the PHU to plan the approach to residents and staff.    

We will keep our families updated as to when the tests are being conducted and when results are known. If any resident tests positive, their families will immediate be contacted personally.   

We are now undertaking contact tracing and any residents or staff that are designated as close contacts will be isolated and tested.   

We will continue to be guided by the local PHU and Commonwealth Department of Health to contain and manage the situation.  

Keeping our staff, residents and families informed in a timely manner is a priority and our COVID-19 Response Communication Plan has been enacted. We will provide our nominated contacts updates either by SMS, phone calls or email.   


Tabeel Aged Care, Laidley 

Today we can report one staff member has unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19. We now have 29 staff with positive results since 27 December and 19 residents. 

Good news is we can report that all residents are doing well. All were tested again today and we are awaiting results. 

Residents continue to join hallway catchups and activities, as well as one-on-one visits. 


Trinder Park, Woodridge

We have unfortunately had another two staff members test positive today, making the current total 23 positive staff and six positive residents.  The good news is that one of our residents who was in hospital has now returned to Trinder 

Visitors are back for morning visits between 9am and 12pm, two at a time to all areas except the Nursing Home which remains in lockdown.  


Zion Aged Care, Nundah

We have good news again, there have been no new staff or resident COVID-19 cases today and we have no other symptomatic residents at present.  

In total, we have six staff and two residents who have tested positive. All remain in isolation and are doing well. We had one positive resident in hospital, however they have recovered and returned to site and are not infectious which is great news. 

Zion continues to remain in lockdown until the PHU advises we can allow visitors again. 


Immanuel Gardens, Buderim

We have good news to report, there have been no new staff or resident COVID-19 cases today and we have no other symptomatic residents at present.  

The Vista remains open for visitors. Visitors must remember to wear a surgical mask and up to two people can visit at a time in a resident’s room. 

Unfortunately, we will not be re-opening the Terrace to visitors until we have received confirmation from the Public Health Unit.  


St Paul’s Aged Care, Caboolture 

One of our staff members tested positive to COVID-19 overnight. This was whilst they were on holiday so they had not been working at St Paul’s. 

This means in total, we have three staff members who have tested positive since 4 January. 

Today nearly 100 percent of our staff did an onsite PCR test in a drive through clinic. We will advise the results when we receive them.  

We have put on additional lifestyle staff and administrative staff for the weekend to keep residents engaged. 

Today residents enjoyed hallway bingo, sing-along and skype calls and hallway bocce.  


Northridge Salem, Toowoomba 

We have not had any new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our residents or staff today.  

Our positive resident remains in hospital and is safe and stable. 

All of our residents were PCR tested today and we await results. Our staff will be PCR tested tomorrow. 

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. 


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 Lutheran Services locations – COVID – 19 normal