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22 December 2021

Jewish Care Victoria continues to work closely with the Southeast Public Health Unit, Alfred MATS and the Commonwealth Department of Health in relation to the COVID outbreak at Gary Smorgon House.

Jewish Care are very pleased to advise that all elders and staff that were tested yesterday 21 December 2021, have returned negative results. The Southeast Public Health Unit are confident that we remain on track to end lockdown on the night of 25 December 2021. 

All elders remain well and happy although still isolating in their rooms. The allied health and lifestyle teams, wearing full PPE, are working with elders to ensure exercise and activities continue.  

GSH will have a further round of testing of elders and staff on the 23  December 2021, by SONIC Pathology.

Jewish Care will continue to offer supports to all elders, taking every precaution to ensure staff and elder wellbeing.

For more information: 

Media contact:
Elana Bedwell – Marketing & Communications Manager

Tel. (03) 8517 5701 / 0477 011 880
Email.  [email protected]