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Communications for Warabrook 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 - 2:45 pm on Friday, 14 January 2022

Newest Information:
  • A further round of Rapid Antigen Testing was conducted on residents, Friday, 14 January, excluding the residents from the Gardens wing. All returned a negative result.


Important updates regarding Warabrook Centre:

Visitation Information

  • We have limited availability for outdoor visits and video calls. Please use the Acuity booking system to book a 30 minute time slot. For outdoor visits, windows will need to remain closed, so visitors are asked to bring a phone to speak with your loved one.
  • All BaptistCare homes provide for essential care and end of life visitation.

Resident Wellbeing

Please be assured, the team at Warabrook 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 are taking steps to ensure the residents remain physically and mentally well during the current closure.

  • Resident body temperatures are taken twice daily.
  • Care packages dropped off for residents are being well received, and we thank you so much for your effort in sending these. They are bringing great delight to residents and we encourage you to keep sending them.
  • Physiotherapists remain onsite to assess and assist with the mobility and physical wellbeing of residents.
  • Activity packs have been delivered to all residents containing items like crossword puzzles, drawing, etc

COVID-19 Testing Information

  • There are significant delays in the testing system, which is impacting the timeliness of test results.
  • 15 residents have received a Clearance Notice from NSW Health and 3 residents sadly passed away. A Clearance Notice means someone can leave isolation if they are symptom-free.
  • There is 1 active resident case remaining at Warabrook. There have been a total of 19 residents who have tested positive.
  • Residents who have tested positive are located in Waratah (Melaleuka, Grevilla) and The Gardens.
  • The home has come out of isolation (excluding the Waratah Wing). This means that residents in those parts of the home are now able to leave their rooms.
  • A number of staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. All staff are fully vaccinated.
  • We have undertaken our own round of Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) of all residents in the home on 5,8 and 11 January.
  • 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 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 Warabrook 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 Warabrook Centre

Change to Communications to Exposure and Outbreak Homes - Thursday, 23 December 2021

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COVID-19 Update: Warabrook Centre - Wednesday, 22 December 2021

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COVID-19 Update: Warabrook Centre - Tuesday, 21 December 2021

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COVID-19 Update: Warabrook Centre - Monday, 20 December 2021

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COVID-19 Update: Warabrook Centre - Friday, 17 December 2021

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COVID-19 Update: Warabrook Centre - Thursday, 16 December 2021

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