Update: Baptcare Brookview Community

24 August 2020

Baptcare can confirm that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at Brookview Residential Aged Care Community, located in Westmeadows.

  • The employee last worked on Saturday, 22 August 2020.
  • The employee did not experience any symptoms before or during their last shift
  • The employee is a close contact of someone who was asked to be tested for COVID-19.
  • The employee was tested on Sunday, 23 August 2020.

Our primary concern during this time is the wellbeing, health and safety of our residents and staff. This case was reported to the relevant Health authorities and we are taking advice from them.

We have isolated all residents to their rooms and maintained segregation at Brookview. All staff will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) – masks, gloves, goggles and gowns. Staff will also sanitise their hands immediately prior to entering any room, and again immediately after. Only essential staff will be allowed on site.

We continue to monitor the health of residents and check their temperatures daily. Existing processes to screen and temperature check all staff daily remain in place.

The staff member is isolating at home and will only return when medically cleared. All staff who have been in close contact with the impacted staff member are in self-isolation.

We are well prepared and taking every action we can to minimise any cross contamination.

We have contacted all families of residents by telephone and email and communicated this information to them. We will provide regular updates to residents and their families, and our staff.

Media inquiries

Baptcare Communications 0400 503 713 or communications@baptcare.org.au