7 February 2022 | View in Browser
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Update for Residents and Families

Dear Resident or Family Member,

Resident restrictions eased at Calvary St Francis

We are pleased to advise that in consultation with the Hunter New England Public Health Unit, we have been able to ease restrictions on residents at Calvary St Francis.

This follows the latest round of COVID-19 testing this morning which returned negative results for all residents except those who tested positive initially.

What does this mean for residents and families?

Most of our residents are now able to leave their rooms, move about their own household wing and mingle with other residents of their household. For the moment, residents must remain within their own wing and cannot yet visit other households.

The four (4) residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 will continue to receive all care in their rooms. Staff are in direct contact with their families and will continue to keep them informed.

Our staff will continue to wear N95 masks and shields, and will continue to monitor all residents for any symptoms of COVID-19.

Next steps

Although restrictions on residents’ movement have been lifted, Calvary St Francis will remain closed to visitors until the public health unit deems it safe to reopen.

Exceptions can be made for residents receiving end of life care and for 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 or if you have any concerns.

We are continuing to liaise with the public health unit and will update you again as soon as further information becomes available. We anticipate our next update to residents and families will be on Wednesday, unless there is information to communicate before then.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time.



Sandeep Kandel
General Manager, Aged Care.