Date issued: 5th August 2020

Issued by: The Executive, Heritage Care

Issued to: Residents, Families, Staff, Contractors at Epping Gardens, Heritage Care

Purpose: To provide all stakeholders with information about COVID-19 at Epping Gardens and our responses. These updates will be provided when there are changes to the situation at Epping Gardens.

Deepest Condolences
Heritage Care pass on our deepest sympathies to all those family, friends and our staff who, through their day to day work, formed emotional connectiveness to all those who have passed.

We can confirm:

  • 94 residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 (unchanged)
  • 52 staff have now tested positive for COVID-19 (four more than yesterday)
  • 27 residents are on-site at Epping, 14 of whom are COVID-19 positive
  • Another round of COVID testing has been booked for tomorrow at 12:30pm

For families with their loved ones in hospital, we are continuing to call and obtain updates where possible and will pass the information on to a family representative. If you would like an update, please call us to arrange a call-back. Please note, we are only able to provide information to people nominated as contacts.

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) free services support older people and their representatives to address issues related to Commonwealth funded aged care services. Should you wish to be connected with an advocate, you can reach OPAN on 1800 237 981.