Date issued: 8th 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:
    96 residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 (+1 since yesterday)
    55 staff have now tested positive for COVID-19 (no change since yesterday)
    24 residents are on-site at Epping, 12 of whom are COVID-19 positive
    Another round of testing has been arranged for tomorrow for COVID negative residents and all staff on site.
  • Comments

Limited physio services will be resuming on Monday 10th August for residents at Epping Gardens. We hope to return to full operations in the near future.

Those of you who are checking the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) media releases may notice that the number of cases reported for Epping Gardens is higher than the number we are reporting above. This is because DHHS also include community transmissions outside of Epping Gardens where the primary infection was within our home. The numbers we are reporting above are our staff and resident numbers only.

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.