15 January 2022 | View in Browser
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Update for Residents & Families

Dear Resident & Family Members,

COVID-19 Update for Residents and Families at Calvary Nazareth 

I am writing to inform you that the next round of COVID-19 testing for residents of Calvary Nazareth is scheduled for Monday, 17 January, in line with advice from the Hunter New England Public Health Unit.

Pleasingly there have been no further positive cases at the home since our last update on Thursday. The total number of positive cases in the current outbreak remains at five (5).

Please know that our staff are in direct contact with the families of the four COVID-positive residents and are keeping them informed. They and all of our residents continue to be cared for in their rooms and closely monitored for any symptoms.

We are liaising closely with the Hunter New England Public Health Unit regarding the next steps, testing regime and when it might be safe to lift the current restrictions on residents’ movement or re-open the home.

In the meantime, Calvary Nazareth remains closed to general visitation, except for end of life and compassionate visits. Please talk with the home manager to make specific arrangements. Please also contact the home if you wish to book a video call with your loved one via our video call service or if you have any concerns.

We understand that this will be worrying for you and your loved ones in our care. We want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to continue to look after the health and wellbeing of all our residents while keeping them safe during this difficult time. You can help us to ease anxiety and the workload on staff by sharing this information with your family and friends.

We anticipate our next update to residents and families will be early next week, unless there are any changes that need to be communicated before then.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


Bryan McLoughlin

Regional CEO – NSW & QLD