Latest Covid-19 updates for Brightwater Staff

Residential Aged Care

 

Birralee

- Operating as usual 

 

Huntingdale

- Operating as usual. 

 

Joondalup

- Operating as usual. 

 

Kingsley 

- Operating as usual. 

 

Madeley

- Operating as usual. 

 

Onslow Gardens

- Operating as usual. 

 

Oxford Gardens

LATEST UPDATE:

Update 15 August 2022, correct as at 4.20pm

Oxford Gardens remains in outbreak management following new positive Covid-19 cases.

Please note:

  • Visitors will remain on pause for a few more days, except Partners in Care. Please help to facilitate phone calls and video calls where possible.

  • Scrubs must be worn on shift regardless of which house you are working in. This includes clinical staff, carers, housekeeping and kitchen hands.

  • All scrubs must be bagged in a red alginate bag at the end of the shift and placed in linen skips as per the usual linen management. Worn scrubs must not be returned to the main entrance.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to caring for our valued clients.

 

PAST UPDATE:

Update 13 August 2022, correct as at 1.20pm

We have more positive Covid-19 results at Oxford Gardens and all four houses at Oxford Gardens are now Red Zones. As such, the following measures will be in place to support outbreak management:

Visitors paused


Staff and PIC entry/sign in

  • All staff and PICs are to enter through the staff carpark.

  • Please stop using the finger scanner at shift start and end. Instead, please sign the allocation sheet against your name to confirm your presence on shift.

PPE and isolating

  • All Staff and PICs will need to wear full PPE and follow the infection prevention and control instructions at site.
  • In Jacaranda House, residents are encouraged to isolate in their rooms where possible.
  • In Magnolia House, please encourage residents to stay in their rooms if able.
  • Clients are unable to isolate in Birch so please ensure full PPE is worn.

Please also note:

  • Our next PCR sweep for all staff on site and residents will be on Monday.
  • All waste from Magnolia and Birch should be taken to the bins in the front carpark.
  • Smokers will need to smoke in isolation and wear masks going to and from the smoking area.
  • All carers are to remain in the house they are allocated.
  • The only staff permitted to move between houses are the RN/EN on duty and the Kitchen Hands.

 

PAST UPDATE:

11 August 2022: Oxford Gardens is now in outbreak management. Learn more here.

 

Redcliffe

LATEST UPDATE:

Update 15 August 2022, correct as at 4:00pm

Brightwater Redcliffe has had more positive Covid-19 cases amongst residents in House 2. This means House 2 remains a red zone and full PPE is in use. We also must remain closed to visitors in House 2, with only trained Partners in Care able to visit. We have also had a positive case in House 6. This resident is able to isolate in their room. Full PPE is in use when caring for this resident, but the rest of House 6 remains a green zone. Staff must wear N95 masks and face shields in green zones.

Residents in our green zones, as well as Covid-19 negative residents are able to access the community if they follow close contact rules, including a negative Rapid Antigen Test prior to leaving, wearing a surgical mask when in the community and avoiding high-risk settings such as hospitals, prisons or other aged care homes. A Covid-19 risk assessment is to be completed prior.

 

PAST UPDATES:

Update 14 August 2022, correct as at 12.30pm

Redcliffe is now in outbreak management. Learn more here.

 

South Lake

- Operating as usual. 

 

The Cove

LATEST UPDATE:

16 August 2022. Information accurate as at 5:00pm

Foreshore House remains a red zone.

All other houses are green zones.

Another PCR sweep was conducted today, another update will be provided when Foreshore begin to step down from outbreak if no further positive cases are identified.

 

PAST UPDATES:

12 August 2022. Information accurate as at 230pm

Foreshore House remains the only red zone at the Cove. Our next PCR sweep will be tomorrow, 13th August 2022. 

8 August 2022 update. Information accurate as at 11am

In good news, Estuary House has become a green zone and we are again welcoming visitors to this house. All visitors should follow current guidelines here Residential (brightwatergroup.com) and wear N95 masks and face shields when visiting.

Foreshore House is still a red zone and must remain closed to visitors, with only trained Partners in Care able to visit. For more information about becoming a Partner in Care visit: Partner in Care | Brightwater (brightwatergroup.com).

We will conduct another PCR sweep on Wednesday.

 

4 August 2022 update. Information accurate as at 10am

Estuary and Foreshore Houses remain red zones. 

All other houses are green zones.

Our red zone houses are closed to visitors, except our trained Partners in Care. Full PPE is in use. 

In our green zones staff must wear N95 masks and faceshields.

Visitation can take place as per current guidelines in our green zones, which you can read here: Residential (brightwatergroup.com), with the inclusion of visitors wearing N95 masks and face shields.

We will be undertaking another PCR sweep today. 

 

The Cove, 29 July 2022. Information accurate as at 3pm

We have had further Covid-19 positive cases in Foreshore House and Estuary House at The Cove.

This means Foreshore House is now a red zone, along with Estuary House, Beach and Cape House.  Full PPE must be worn in all Red Zone houses.

Our red zone houses are closed to visitors, except our trained Partners in Care.

Atoll is now a green zone along with Gulf and Dunes houses and staff must wear N95 masks and faceshields.

Visitation can take place as per current guidelines in our green zones, which you can read here: Residential (brightwatergroup.com), with the inclusion of visitors wearing N95 masks and face shields.

27th July 2022: Read the update here. 

21st July 2022: Read the latest update here. 

 

The Oaks

- Operating as usual. 

 

The Village 

- Operating as usual. 

 

 

Disability Care Homes

Balcatta

- Operating as usual. 

 

Bentley

- Operating as usual. 

 

Cannington (Hamilton House)

- Operating as usual. 

 

Ellison House

- Operating as usual. 

 

Kailis House

- Operating as usual. 

 

Manning

- Operating as usual. 

 

Marangaroo

- Operating as usual. 

 

Maylands

- Operating as usual. 

 

Oats Street

- Operating as usual. 

 

Warnbro 

- Operating as usual. 

 

For any questions please speak to your Manager or email [email protected]