Update: Brookview Community - Westmeadows, Victoria

Posted: 16 September 2020

Update: Baptcare Brookview Community

Baptcare can confirm that as of 16 September, one new resident case of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed at Brookview.

There are currently 14 active cases of COVID-19 linked to Baptcare Brookview Community in Westmeadows:

  • There are currently five active cases among residents at Brookview who are receiving care and support as they recover in a separate area of the facility – one additional since yesterday.
  • In addition, there are four residents with active cases receiving care in hospital – no change since yesterday.
  • Currently, there are five active cases among staff who are isolating – no change since yesterday.
  • Sadly, to date, one resident has passed away with a COVID positive diagnosis.

Our primary concern during this time is the well-being, health and safety of our residents and staff. We are actively working with the Australian and Victorian governments and the relevant health authorities in our joint efforts to eradicate COVID-19 from Brookview as soon as possible.

All residents at Baptcare Brookview Community are remaining in their rooms. Zone segregation will be maintained across the community. All staff will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) – N95 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 members are 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 continue to be in touch with them regularly and support them in their recovery.

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

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

Media inquiries

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