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Important information about IRT Kangara Waters Aged Care Centre

20 April 2022

Dear family member/resident representative,

I am writing to let you know that a resident of the Banksia wing at your loved one’s aged care centre has tested positive to COVID-19.

The resident is experiencing mild symptoms and as they have been in close contact with a number of other residents in the Banksia wing, all residents in that wing are now being cared for in their rooms.

As a precaution all residents in Banksia will be tested today using the PCR method and we will keep you informed of the results which we expect will be some time tomorrow

Banksia residents will be served their meals in their rooms and supported with activity packs and assistance with video or phone calls where needed.

We have notified the Public Health Unit and will respond to their guidance including any further information about the required regime of ongoing testing.

Visiting arrangements         

With an increased risk of COVID-19 exposure at the aged care centre, we encourage you to reconsider the need to visit your loved one at this time.

However, if you feel you would like to continue with your scheduled visit please proceed with caution. If visiting a loved one please do so only in their room, wearing your P2/N95 mask and eye protection at all times. Visitors under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Banksia wing until the risk of exposure is minimised.

Please be aware that when you visit you will be asked to undergo a rapid antigen test each time you enter. So, if you visit each day, you must be tested daily.

Please do not visit if you are unwell with even the mildest symptoms, or if you are awaiting the result of a PCR test.

You are receiving this message as you have been identified as the person responsible for your loved one. Please pass this message on to others as you consider appropriate and if you have any questions please contact your Care Manager.

Thank you for your ongoing support.  

 

Yours sincerely

Nia Briguglio

EGM – Aged Care Centres

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