Date Posted: 04/05/2020
Anglicare Sydney is saddened to announce the death of another resident who tested positive for COVID-19 at Newmarch House. All relevant authorities have been contacted.
The person had no immediate family and was well cared for by the dedicated staff of Newmarch House.
On behalf of our resident, we grieve for his death and we value that he was part of our Anglicare family while we cared for them.
His passing highlights how terrible this virus is and how devastating it is for the elderly in our community.
The impact of COVID-19 on older people is increasingly evident in Australia and internationally and this is extremely distressing for other residents, their families and members of the wider community.
Anglicare appreciates the support of the Commonwealth Government in assisting us to source an infection control specialist who is currently on site this week, monitoring and reviewing all current contamination and infection control procedures.
We also appreciate government support in implementing the Family Support Program, which will enable registered nurses to communicate regularly to families about their loved ones.
Public Affairs Manager
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