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Embracia Reservoir – 1 new staff confirmed case of COVID

October 8, 2021

Dear Residents and Families

RE: Embracia Reservoir – 1 new staff confirmed case of COVID-19

As a result of testing from the 6th October, we have identified one staff member from Love household who tested positive. This result remains within the period of potential infection prior to lockdown. They are showing mild symptoms and they have not been working since their test on Wednesday and whilst at work, they were in full PPE. From the same batch of results, we can report that all other residents and staff have returned negative results.

New resident cases                                0

New Staff cases                                      1

Total New Cases                              1     

Previous reported resident total              14

Previous reported staff total                     7

Total Cases                                         22    

Unfortunately, we have one resident with COVID whose condition has deteriorated in the last day, but remain at our home with medical and clinical support and monitoring. The other residents with COVID are generally stable with only a couple requiring additional fluids. The doctors and nurses from PHU are continuing to assist our team to provide the specialist care our residents need.

We have retested again today but we do not expect the results from these tests to be returned until late Sunday or Monday, based on slower pathology turnaround times we have experienced this week. Therefore, we are not likely to be able to provide any updates over the weekend, but we encourage you to follow our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

We would like to thank you for your support and understanding as we progress through this outbreak. We would like to again acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and selfless work of our staff.  We are truly grateful to each and every one of our staff in each area of our home.  They are performing life saving work and they are sincerely our aged care angels.

Please keep in contact as usual and if you would like assistance for digital communication, please contact our Lifestyle team on lifestylec@embraciavic.com.au

We will keep you informed if there are any changes. Stay safe.

Kind regards

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt

Camille Gordon
General Manager

We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.