NSW Health investigating possible multiple infection sources at Newmarch House

4/05/2020 1:06:00 PM

Authorities are investigating the possibility a previously identified employee was not the initial source of the outbreak.

NSW Health authorities are investigating whether multiple sources of infection caused the devastating outbreak of COVID-19 at the Anglicare Newmarch aged care facility

Authorities are investigating the possibility a previously identified employee was not the initial source of the outbreak.

Play video More staff and residents have tested positive for the virus over the past week, taking the total number to 26 staff members and 37 residents, fuelling anxiety and concern among relatives of the residents.Larger text size Very large text size NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has wound back criticism of Transurban for upping its prices during the coronavirus crisis, saying he doesn't want to go to war with the tolling giant given they will likely need to work together on future major road projects.NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro bows out of Eden-Monaro race 03/05/2020 | 4min As NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro is reportedly expected to declare he will not be running for the vacant seat of Eden-Monaro, Liberal Senator Jim Molan has told Sky News he’d “love to do it,” but has not yet made up his mind.From next weekend, real estate agents in New South Wales will once again be able to hold traditional property inspections and on-site auctions.

Dr Chant has previously stressed that families had the option of taking home their relatives who tested negative.But this is not a feasible option for some.Transport Minister Andrew Constance has appeared to wind back criticism of tolling giant Transurban.Liz Lane wants her 84-year-old mother Rose Davies, who she said has "aggressive dementia", relocated from the Lawson wing of Newmarch House where many of the infected residents are located.He told Sky News host Paul Murray, whether Mr Constance runs or not is “irrelevant” to him and said it “won’t impact on me in anyway shape or form”.Ms Lane said her mother had tested negative three times to COVID-19, but she wished to see her moved to another nursing home or to a hospital where she can be safely cared for in isolation."I want the government to have a very strong working partnership with the organisation into the future but at the same time you've got to balance that out with the immediate needs and the cost pressures that the community are under,” Mr Constance said."I don’t think Mum’s safe while she’s in there and they’re still getting positive cases," Ms Lane said.“Choosing a home is one of the biggest decisions anybody makes and easing the restrictions to ensure people can more easily inspect, buy or rent a property is an important step for NSW,” Mr Perrottet said.

"To me it’s simple.Advertisement "Our way of dealing with that is not to go to war with Transurban.Favourite.Wheel my mother out the door and send her to Nepean [Hospital] for 14 days." Families were informed this week that steps are now being taken to separate COVID-19 positive residents in the worst-hit wing of Newmarch House from those who have tested negative.Meanwhile, the company is also eyeing the future Western Harbour Tunnel as a potential investment.Anglicare declined to comment.NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay urged Health Minister Brad Hazzard to use his power under the Public Health Act to intervene and ensure healthy residents were relocated from the facility.Credit: AAP "We're in a small pond in Australia in terms of options, I'm very concerned about the breadth and capacity that we will see in the post-pandemic world,” Mr Constance said.Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the measures were crucial in protecting people and slowing the rate of spread of COVID-19 in NSW.

“Mr Hazzard must show leadership and take full control of this situation before a single further life is lost,” Ms McKay said."This includes moving residents without the virus away from harm, and ensuring those who have contracted COVID-19 are getting the best, most appropriate care.In an investor briefing on Monday, Transurban revealed it had suffered a 40 to 50 per cent reduction to traffic numbers on its Sydney tolls through late March and early April before numbers levelled out to a 36 per cent decline by the end of the month.” But Mr Hazzard rejected this approach of using ministerial powers to remove residents, saying it was not in line with the advice he was receiving from NSW Health authorities, including the infectious disease expert assigned to manage the Newmarch House outbreak."He [the infectious disease expert] specifically advised me that under no circumstances should these people be removed unless it was done with their clinicans' support and their support."I would've expected an even greater reduction than 40 per cent.It is not a matter for the minister," Mr Hazzard said.“If we want to keep as many people in jobs as possible and businesses in business it is important to follow the safety advice and not put others at risk,” Mr Perrottet said.

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