Update: Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community – Werribee, Victoria

24 August 2020

Baptcare can confirm that there are currently 75 active cases of COVID-19 linked to Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee. A tenth round of testing took place yesterday, Sunday, 23 August 2020, on site.

We have received most of the test results from Sunday’s round of testing. They are all negative. We await a small number of pending test results.

We are saddened by the news that two residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to their families, loved ones, fellow residents and our team who cared for them.

There are now 22 active cases among residents, including three who are receiving care in hospital. All other residents continue to receive care and support as they recover in a separate area of Wyndham Lodge.

Two Baptcare staff members have been cleared today. There are now 53 active cases among staff who are either isolating or in care. We continue to be in touch with them regularly and support them in their recovery.

Baptcare remains proactive in ensuring that any additional measures to protect and support the wellbeing of residents and staff are implemented. We also continue to work closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Public Health Unit to best manage the outbreak.

All staff continue to provide care in full personal protective equipment (PPE) – N95 mask, gloves, goggles and gown – as has been the case since the first positive case was reported on 16 July.

Our staffing levels continue to be significantly higher than normal to ensure delivery of appropriate care and to allow staff sufficient time to effectively utilise PPE.

We continue to communicate daily with all families of residents by telephone and email to provide them with during this challenging time.

Baptcare remains focused and committed to providing our best to care for all residents and protect our staff – their health and wellbeing remains our unwavering number one priority.

Media inquiries

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