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Communications for Maranoa 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 - 2:15 pm on Monday, 17 January 2022

Newest Information
  • All residents from the Dementia wing received a Rapid Antigen test today. All residents returned a negative result.
  • The next round of testing will be conducted on Tuesday, 18 January.

Important updates regarding Maranoa Centre:

Visitation Information

  • The home is currently closed to visitors. We will update you when you can visit your loved one again.
  • We are working on introducing online communications such as Skype and FaceTime calls. We will update you as soon as this is available to you.

Resident Wellbeing

Please be assured, the team at Maranoa 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.
  • Residents have been asked to limit their movements and may be asked to remain in their rooms.
  • 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.
  • We are continuing to work towards putting alternatives in place for phone and video contact with loved ones. We will update you as soon as you can contact your loved one online.

COVID-19 Testing Information

  • One resident has tested positive for COVID-19, this resident is from the Dementia unit of the home.
  • Further testing of all units (excluding the Dementia unit) was conducted on Thursday 13 January, and Monday 17 January. All returned a negative result.
  • The next round of testing will be conducted on Tuesday, 18 January.
  • Several staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. All staff are fully vaccinated.
  • All consenting residents were given a RAT on Sunday, 9 January. Ongoing testing will continue for all residents.
  • 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.
  • There continues to be significant and rapid COVID-19 transmission in the community, and our staff are exposed to this as they reside in the local area.

How We're Managing COVID-19 Testing

  • With delays in the results of PCR testing, the home is 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

Thank you for your support of our team as we manage the ongoing situation at Maranoa 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 Maranoa Centre

COVID-19 Update for Maranoa Families and Staff - 10 January 2022

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