AnglicareSA Brompton is home to disadvantaged aged residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
When notified that two colleagues had unknowingly exposed the site to the virus, the team at Brompton acted swiftly and competently to put months of planning and preparation into practice.
They worked tirelessly to support the residents and each other through what was a gruelling lock-down, enduring regular 48 hour testing, the wearing of full PPE, and extended shifts to enable continuity of care.
Through all of this they ensured spirits stayed high.
The virus was contained to four employees and zero residents – a fact which speaks volumes for the team’s dedication to infection control.
The Brompton Team, together with AnglicareSA’s Site Response Team and Outbreak Management Team worked to ensure the response was coordinated, effective and conducted with compassion for those in their care.
The team’s efforts were nothing short of extraordinary.
We thank all of our aged care teams for everything they’ve done during the pandemic to safeguard our older population.