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

Dear Resident and Family Members,

Latest update: Calvary St Joseph’s Retirement Community

I am writing to let you know that we have now received results back from the last round of resident testing for the St Catherine’s and St Vincent’s households. Pleasingly, the results have all been negative, with the exception of the original resident who had tested positive.

We are liaising 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 those residents’ movements or to re-open the home.

In the meantime, Calvary St Joseph’s remains closed for general visitation, except for end of life and compassionate visits. Please talk with the home manager to make specific arrangements.

The residents are being cared for in their rooms and closely monitored for any symptoms. We understand that this is a difficult time for our residents and families, and we thank you for your continued support.

Please 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 anticipate our next update to residents and families will be on Friday, 14 January, unless there are any changes that need to be communicated before then.

Thank you again for your continued understanding at this challenging time.


Bryan McLoughlin,  Regional CEO – NSW & QLD