Newmarch House coronavirus cluster grows after three more staff test positive - ABC News

5/05/2020 1:31:00 AM

Newmarch House coronavirus cluster getting bigger, three more staff test positive

Newmarch House coronavirus cluster getting bigger, three more staff test positive

Health authorities in NSW have confirmed four new coronavirus infections, bringing the state's total to 3,036. Three of them are staff members at Newmarch House — the Western Sydney aged care home at the centre of an outbreak.

WhatsApp Health authorities in NSW have confirmed four new coronavirus infections, bringing the state's total to 3,036..A fourteenth resident has died at Newmarch House, the coronavirus-hit aged care home in Western Sydney.Play video "They've had to have, I think, nine separate agencies providing health staff and staff generally into the facility and that presents its own challenges.

Three of the cases are staff members at the Newmarch House aged care home in Western Sydney, where there has been a cluster of COVID-19 cases.Fifteen people have died at the Caddens nursing home where a staff member worked six shifts last month despite displaying mild coronavirus symptoms."There have been some elements where consistent application of practice has not occurred," NSW Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant said on Saturday.The crisis deepened yesterday when the facility's operator, Anglicare, asked healthcare contractor Aspen Medical to stand down one of its staff at Newmarch House, over alleged breaches of infection control at the centre.The number increased by two yesterday, after two more staff members were confirmed positive for COVID-19."It is our understanding that this staff member was asymptomatic … they are now self-isolating," Anglicare said in a statement." What the experts are saying about coronavirus: Modern technologies like a pandemic drone won’t replace the need for social distancing 'It feels like tokenism' Ms Lane is unable to take her mother our of the home due to her high needs, and as part of her care plan there is the ruling of no intervention or hospitalisation if her condition worsens.NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the COVID-19 cases at the aged-care facility were detected through the daily testing regime authorities introduced at the weekend.She also insisted that residents who are COVID-19 free have the option to leave the facility but it had to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Another one of NSW's four new coronavirus cases was a healthcare worker in the Nepean-Blue Mountains district, who did not work while infectious."This situation is so fluid, our options for caring and end of life for our parents and family members should be more fluid as well.Dr Chant said investigations were underway to trace the source of that infection.The latest figures come as the NSW Government said it was partnering with local universities and manufacturers to produce ventilators.Elsewhere, phone handsets issued to residents were not all working, she said.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said two prototypes were already underway — one being produced by students at the University of Sydney and another by an electrical engineering company in Newcastle.More to come..

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NSW and VIC are a disgrace to the rest of the country and holding us back Well, probably should've shutdown the nearby 5G tower to reduce the death toll but too late now. Same story in BaptistCare Dorothy Henderson nursing home at Macquarie Park, also located near 5G towers. LNP all like What is going on with the staff?

A glimpse at how school outbreaks might be handled... Why wasn’t this place closed down and the people within moved to intensive care facilities or hospitalised the CMO & the PM are awfully quiet on this tragedy Why hasn't the Fed&State Govts not done anything to look into this? Where is tha Royal Com?

Shut it down and get everyone out of there now. FFS

Newmarch House relative speaks out over lack of communication with families of residents - ABC NewsElizabeth Lane says her mother, a Newmarch House resident, is a 'sitting duck' as the new COVID-19 cases continue to rise at the Western Sydney aged care home. CovidWa “To put this another way, of those 104 subjects who took 2,000 IU of vitamin D every day, only one got a cold or influenza in the entire year.“ Should the accompanying photo be one of Newmarch House this graphically shows the state of despair and isolation the residents must experience. The only folk who profit from aged care in Australia are the owners, usually doctors. What a thoroughly disgusting industry.

Fourteenth resident dies in coronavirus outbreak at Sydney's Newmarch House aged care home - ABC NewsAnother coronavirus death is confirmed at the Western Sydney aged care home, bringing the toll to 14. I still dont understand how a worker with mild sympt's wasnt picked up by any of her other workers or bosses. Didnt any1 notice she had a slight sickness This should never have got 2 this stage. Feel so sorry 4 all the families of the ppl who have passed & the others in the home Move everybody out to cleared facilities, so they can live. Investigate all Staff for misdemeanours. Fumigate the facility, to the max. Not enough has been done by scottmorrison 's government to protect the vulnerable residents at NewmarchHouse.

Staff to be tested daily as Newmarch House death toll rises to 14NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that staff at Newmarch House will soon be tested daily in an attempt to manage the outbreak at the nursing home Isn't that what should be happening in all nursing homes and hospitals every day? And can it be done with all staff in schools too? With the test that gives quick results, not the two-day one? What they should be doing is evacuating that place !!! Its a death trap ! Close it down and get everyone out. It’s a death sentence to anyone in there.

NSW Health investigating possible multiple infection sources at Newmarch HouseNSW Health authorities are investigating whether multiple sources of infection caused the devastating outbreak of COVID-19 at the Anglicare Newmarch aged care facility Nursing homes and cruise ships are death traps It’s sad when management are slack and in this case big time

Infection control breaches investigated as 14th resident dies at Sydney's Newmarch HouseAustralia has now recorded 94 COVID-19 deaths, after a 14th Newmarch resident died in New South Wales. This is a disaster The CEO of Anglicare needs to be replaced, infection control specialists went into the facility on 1/5 and residents are only being taken to hospital from 2/5 . What a criminal disaster . All should be charged with murder the lot of you ...know the place is infected and keeps all the old in there rooms ..unprofessional and incompetence the lot of you ..Sue the so call Nursing home and it's so call church...just wrong ..State and Federal Government

Fourteenth resident dies in coronavirus outbreak at Sydney's Newmarch House aged care home - ABC NewsAnother coronavirus death is confirmed at the Western Sydney aged care home, bringing the toll to 14. I still dont understand how a worker with mild sympt's wasnt picked up by any of her other workers or bosses. Didnt any1 notice she had a slight sickness This should never have got 2 this stage. Feel so sorry 4 all the families of the ppl who have passed & the others in the home Move everybody out to cleared facilities, so they can live. Investigate all Staff for misdemeanours. Fumigate the facility, to the max. Not enough has been done by scottmorrison 's government to protect the vulnerable residents at NewmarchHouse.