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Communications for Aminya Centre

BaptistCare homes are responding to the developing situation on a daily basis and we are continuing to implement preventative actions to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our homes.

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Latest Update - 3:06pm on Friday, 14 January 2022

Newest Information:
  • There are no further updates since our last update on Sunday, 9 January.
  • We are in regular contact with the local PHU to get advice on when Aminya can be released from its exposure status. We will update you as soon as we get confirmation of the change in status.

Important updates regarding Aminya Centre:

Visitation Information

  • The home is temporarily closed to all non-essential visitors while we investigate, and will remain closed until health authorities indicate it is safe for us to reopen, either in part or in full
  • All BaptistCare homes provide for essential care and end of life visitation.

Resident Wellbeing

Please be assured, the team at Aminya Centre will call you if there are any changes to the health or wellbeing of your loved one.

We are conscious that residents miss their friends and family and we are taking steps to ensure the residents remain physically and mentally well during the current closure.

  • Resident body temperatures are taken twice daily.
  • We have alternatives in place for phone and video contact with loved ones.
  • You can drop off care packages, gifts and non-perishable food items to be passed along to your loved one. We encourage you to send care packages as it brings great delight to the residents.

COVID-19 Testing Information

  • No residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A number of staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. All staff are fully vaccinated
  • There are significant delays in the testing system which are impacting the timeliness of PCR test results.
  • The resident who was reported as having travelled out of the home with a companion has returned a negative test result.
  • We are completing rapid antigen tests on all staff before they start their shift, in addition to the entry screening and automated body temperature readings.

How We're Managing COVID-19 Testing

  • With delays in the results of PCR testing, the home is also using Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) for early detection of possible COVID-19 cases.
  • If a resident returns a positive RAT result, we are treating this result as a positive COVID-19 case. PCR testing will be undertaken to confirm these results.
  • In the event of a positive RAT result, we may take some precautionary infection control measures and restrict movement in parts of the home.
  • If a resident tests positive (RAT or PCR), we will communicate with families first and then provide that update to all families through this website page

Thank you

We wish to thank you for your support of our team as we manage the ongoing situation at Aminya Centre.

Please know we are doing all we can in partnership with health authorities and with support from our wider residential leadership team and our executive leadership team to respond to this situation. The health, safety and wellbeing of your loved one is our absolute priority.

Communication to Families and Visitors of Aminya Centre

COVID-19 Update: Aminya Centre - Friday 24 December 2021

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