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26 April 2022

Today, elders at Gary Smorgon House (GSH) undertook Day 8 rapid antigen testing. Unfortunately, over the past 24 hours, two additional elders have returned positive results.

All at Jewish Care are saddened by the news but thankful that the elders are comfortable and being looked after by our dedicated staff.

On the advice of the Public Health Unit there is no change to the current outbreak management advice and we will undertake Day 10 testing on Wednesday 28 April 2022.

The outbreak continues to be confined to a specific level and therefore elders on the unaffected levels continue to mingle in common areas. Visits on these levels, will continue to take place in the elder’s room.

All elders and families of Gary Smorgon House have been advised.

We thank all our elders for their patience and understanding and our staff for their ongoing care and support of our elders. Our staff continue to support the elders to exercise, undertake activities and remain in contact with family and loved ones during this time.

We will continue to work tirelessly to protect our elders and staff and request that you do not visit if you are feeling unwell.

For more information:

Media contact:

Elana Bedwell – Marketing & Communications Manager

Tel. (03) 8517 5701 / 0477 011 880   

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