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

Dear Resident or Family Member,

COVID-19 Update for residents & families of Calvary Scottvale

Further to our last communication, I am writing to let you know that we have now received the results for all residents, unfortunately a further eight (8) residents have tested positive to COVID-19.

The Local Public Health Unit has advised that residents in Gardenia and Ashley Units are no longer in isolation and can have visitors, however, positive residents in these Units remain in isolation and are not able to receive visitors at this time.

Residents in Windsor Unit remain in isolation at this time with visitation currently restricted.

Where visitation is accepted, one single nominated visitor will be permitted per resident during the home’s visiting hours, due to the heightened risk of infection and community transmission. This will be in place until further notice.

Visitation exceptions may be made for residents receiving end of life care, or who may be experiencing distress, or where a special care and support role is provided. Please speak with the Manager of your Home to discuss arrangements.

The next round of resident testing the facility will occur Saturday 22 January, in line with Public Health Unit advice. Given the ongoing high demand for community testing, we are not able confirm a timeframe for when we will receive results.

As all test results come to hand, we will continue to liaise closely with the Public Health Unit, regarding the next steps and communicate with you as soon as possible.

What happens now?

Calvary will update you again as soon as any information becomes available. As a precaution, our staff will continue to closely monitor all residents for symptoms of COVID-19.

We thank residents and families for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time. You can help us by sharing this information with your family and friends.

Thank you again for your continued understanding at this time.


Yours sincerely,

Sharon MartindaleGeneral Manager Aged Care