Update: Wyndham Lodge Community, Werribee, Victoria

Posted: 9 September 2020

Baptcare can confirm that as of 9 September 2020, three new staff cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed at Wyndham Lodge since yesterday.

Baptcare can confirm that as of today there are currently 76 active cases of COVID-19 linked to Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee:

  • There are currently 22 active cases among residents at Wyndham Lodge who are receiving care and support as they recover in a separate area of the facility – a decrease in two since yesterday.
  • In addition, there are 11 residents with active cases receiving care in hospital – a decrease in one since yesterday.
  • One resident who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered and has been cleared as non-infectious.
  • Currently, there are 43 active cases among staff who are either isolating or in care – a decrease in seven 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.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce three residents of Wyndham Lodge passed away yesterday with a COVID-19 diagnosis. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to each resident’s family, loved ones, fellow residents and our team who cared for them.

Sadly, to date, 21 residents have died from COVID-19.

The safety, health and well-being of residents remains paramount. There have been some new arrangements put in place, including transfers for some residents who have tested negative for COVID-19. This has been based on advice from clinicians to provide stable and safe care for all residents.

Baptcare continues to work with the Australian and Victorian governments, as well as the Public Health Unit, Western 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.

We are also working with authorities to ensure continual supplies of personal protective equipment and operational support.

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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