COVID-19 Outbreak Update

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23 Dec 2021

Dear Relatives and Friends of Buckland.  

Last night we were advised by the Public Health Unit that baseline testing will commence today, the 23rd December until the 27th December. An external contractor will be coming in to complete the tests.

The swab results from the 21st December are taking a little longer than expected and have only started to come in overnight. Although this is the case, as of yet, we are not aware of any confirmed active cases within the facility and we will ensure to provide another update by the end of the day.

Additionally, we have addressed the question to Public Health and have asked for some guidance in relation to the procedure for residents who are wanting and had planned to go home for Christmas. We are anticipating to have an answer from them when we meet this afternoon and we will be sure to inform you all once we receive a response.

Thank you all for your support and understanding.  We continue to work closely with the Public Health Unit and the Department of Health to ensure that residents and staff are being as safe as possible.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself via the Nursing Home reception on (02) 4752 2500.

Kindest Regards,

Virginia Mitchell
Facility Manager