Update: Brookview Community - Westmeadows, Victoria

Posted: 18 September 2020

Baptcare can confirm that as of 18 September, no new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed at Brookview.

In addition, a further resident and two staff have now recovered and been cleared by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

There are currently 11 active cases of COVID-19 linked to Baptcare Brookview Community:

  • There are currently four active cases among residents at Brookview who are receiving care and support as they recover in a separate area of the facility – no change since yesterday.
  • In addition, there are four residents with active cases receiving care in hospital – a decrease of one since yesterday.
  • Currently, there are three active cases among staff who are isolating – a decrease of two since yesterday. We continue to be in touch with them regularly and support them in their recovery. For those staff who have been deemed ‘close contacts’, they continue to isolate and be tested as a precaution.
  • Sadly, to date, one resident has passed away with a COVID positive diagnosis.

Another round of mass testing is scheduled to take place today.

The safety, health and well-being of residents remains paramount. Baptcare continues to work with the Australian and Victorian governments, Northern Health and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to manage the COVID-19 outbreak.

Caring for all residents, staff and family members and safeguarding the most at-risk are our key priorities. While visitor restrictions are in place, we are working to communicate closely with residents and their nominated representatives, to maintain connections. In addition, we have welcomed additional Lifestyle staff on site to offer activities and support to residents.

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.

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