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Goodwin’s response to COVID-19

Our top priority is the safety our residents, clients, and staff.

Residential care

19 January 2022

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm:

  • Four residents in David Harper House (Monash) have tested positive to COVID-19.
  • One resident in Ralph Cartwright Centre (Monash) has tested positive to COVID-19.

A wide range of infection prevention control measures have been implemented and Goodwin continues to work closely with ACT Health and the Commonwealth.

At this time there are no cases in any other Goodwin residential care facility.

 

13 January 2022

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm a third resident in David Harper House (Monash) has tested positive to COVID-19.

As previously advised, a wide range of infection prevention control measures have been implemented and Goodwin continues to work closely with ACT Health and the Commonwealth.

At this time there are no cases in any other Goodwin residential care facility.

 

12 January 2022

Positive test results for COVID-19 at David Harper House (Monash)

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm that two residents in David Harper House (Monash) have tested positive to COVID-19.

Goodwin is working closely with ACT Health and the Commonwealth, and we are responding in accordance with their advice.

Measures implemented as a result of the positive COVID-19 cases include:

  • Quarantining of all residents in the affected areas to their rooms as a precaution until we receive further guidance from ACT Health.
  • Staff entering the infected residents’ rooms wearing red identification hats and not interacting with employees or other residents.
  • Staff providing care to the infected residents have been entering and exiting through a separate entrance, and do not enter the main facility.

These measures have been implemented in addition to those put in place as a precautionary measure on 1 January 2022 under Goodwin’s COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan. These actions include:

  • All staff, visitors, and contractors conducting Rapid Antigen Tests prior to entry and commencement of shifts.
  • Staff wearing full PPE, including face shields and N95 masks throughout the facility.
  • David Harper House placed in restricted access.
  • Staff monitoring closely for symptoms and adhering to strict screening process.

Our priority continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our residents. We will continue to make every effort to keep residents and their families informed throughout this situation.

At this time there are no cases in any other Goodwin residential care facility.

 

7 January 2022

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our residents in any of our residential care facilities.

  • Ralph Cartwright Centre is reopening to visitors.
  • George Sautelle House remains open to visitors.
  • David Harper House and Goodwin House residents are no longer quarantining in their rooms.

 

5 January 2022

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our residents in any of our residential care facilities.

 

3 January 2022

Positive test results for COVID-19 at David Harper House and Goodwin House

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm that

  • A staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Goodwin House in Ainslie, ACT.
  • An agency contracted employee has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at David Harper House in Monash, ACT.
  • A resident who had recently returned to David Harper House from hospital had tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) but is now returning negative test results. The resident is asymptomatic and has been in quarantine since their return to the facility.

Upon learning this information, Goodwin immediately implemented its COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan, which we have been testing and reviewing continuously since the pandemic began.

Goodwin is working closely with ACT Health and the Commonwealth and are responding in accordance with their advice.

Goodwin has implemented a range of measures including:

  • Staff are equipped with full PPE, including face shields and N95 masks throughout the facility.
    The facility has undertaken and continues deep cleaning of all areas.
  • Goodwin has been and continues contact tracing within the facility.
  • Goodwin has quarantined all residents to their rooms as a precaution during testing and residents will remain in their rooms until further guidance from ACT Health.
  • Goodwin House and David Harper House are closed to visitation until ACT Health advises that restrictions can be lifted.
  • A testing regime for residents and staff will be determined by ACT Health. All staff have been, and will continue to be, tested with Rapid Antigen Tests prior to commencement of shift.
  • Staff are monitoring closely for symptoms.

We have been preparing for this unfortunate situation since early 2020. Our staff have thoroughly prepared for a COVID-19 event. They are trained in strict infection prevention and control protocols and are focusing all their attention on the needs and safety of our residents.

These staff members, like all staff, have been working hard to keep Goodwin COVID-free. They had been following strict infection control measures including wearing masks and maintaining hand-hygiene standards at all times. They were asymptomatic while attending work and got tested and quarantined as soon as they developed symptoms. We wish them a quick recovery.

We understand how distressing this is for residents, families, and friends. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority, and we are working tirelessly to protect our community.

Residents are being kept safe in their rooms and provided with their usual care with some changes under exposure site conditions. For resident safety, group activities and group dining have been temporarily suspended. Residents will be provided with their meals and hydration, medication, exercise, medical care and phone/video call contact with families in their rooms.

Each resident’s care needs will be provided with full PPE (gloves, face masks, face shields, gowns) being used by staff and any visiting doctors at all times.

Goodwin is communicating with residents and their families to inform them of developments and intends to be as transparent and communicative as possible throughout this situation.

“We want to make all our community members aware of this situation, to reassure everyone we are working tirelessly to protect our residents, clients and staff, and so that we can work together to investigate and contain any potential spread.” Sue Levy, Goodwin Chief Executive Officer

There are no cases in any other Goodwin facility or village, known at this time.

If you would like further information than what is provided, please:

Visit: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/stay-safe-and-healthy/aged-care

Email: covid@goodwin.org.au

or call the relevant Goodwin service.

Media enquiries: 0402 429 392

Retirement living

7 January 2022

As ACT Health will no longer advise Goodwin of case numbers within our retirement living villages, Goodwin will no longer be reporting the number of retirement living residents that have tested positive to COVID-19.

We will, of course, continue to do everything we can to assist all our residents.

 

4 January 2022

Residents and staff test positive for COVID-19

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm that there have been several confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our retirement living communities, including:

  • Two staff members at Goodwin Village Ainslie
  • One resident at Goodwin Village Ainslie
  • One resident in Goodwin Village Crace
  • Two residents at Goodwin Village Monash

Goodwin has implemented its COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan, which we have been testing and reviewing continuously since the pandemic began.

We are working closely with ACT Health and the Commonwealth and are responding in accordance with their advice.

The affected residents are recovering at home and are being supported by Goodwin staff, their families, and ACT Health. We wish them a quick recovery.

The affected staff are recovering at home and that we wish them well.

Our staff have thoroughly prepared for a COVID-19 event. They are trained in strict infection prevention and control protocols and are focusing all their attention on the needs and safety of our residents.

Goodwin Village Ainslie, Goodwin Village Monash, and Goodwin Village Crace are retirement living villages where residents live independently. They are not care facilities, and residents follow public guidelines.

We thank our residents and the community for their support as we work to minimise the spread of infection.

 

3 November 2021

Latest update – Residents with COVID-19 have recovered

Goodwin is pleased to announce that the two residents of Goodwin Village Ainslie who had previously tested positive to COVID-19 have recovered and have been released from quarantine by ACT Health.

We’d like to thank the community for their support during this time. We’re very grateful to the team of Goodwin and ACT Health staff for their excellent effort in meeting the needs of our residents and containing the infection.

We wish all the best for our recovered residents, and are happy to announce that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in any Goodwin community at this time.

 

25 October 2021

Latest update

Goodwin Aged Care Services is pleased to confirm no additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in any Goodwin facility or village at this time.

The number of active positive cases remains the same as reported last week, totaling two residents who are recovering together in their home at Goodwin Village Ainslie. Our thoughts remain with these residents, and we continue to work with ACT Health to support their daily needs.

As the situation is currently stable, we will cease providing our daily updates, subject to any change in the current situation.

 

22 October 2021

Latest update

Goodwin Aged Care Services is pleased to confirm no additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in any Goodwin facility or village at this time. The number of active positive cases remains the same as reported yesterday, totaling two residents who are recovering together in their home at Goodwin Village Ainslie.

Over the weekend we will continue to work closely with ACT Health to support these residents and minimise the spread of infection.  Daily updates will resume on Monday, subject to any change in the current situation.

The Goodwin team remains available at all times to our residents and their families, and we thank them for their continued support.

 

21 October 2021

Latest update

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm no additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in any Goodwin facility or village at this time.

The two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at retirement living village, Goodwin Village Ainslie, continue to recover at home together and are being supported by ACT Health and the Goodwin team.

As always, the safety and wellbeing of our residents is our utmost priority, and we thank our residents and the community for their continued support as we work with ACT Health to minimise the spread of infection.

 

20 October 2021

Latest update

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm no additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in any Goodwin facility or village at this time.

The two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at retirement living village, Goodwin Village Ainslie, are currently recovering and are being supported by ACT Health and the Goodwin team. Our thoughts continue to be with these residents, and we wish them a quick recovery.

We have been communicating with ACT Health and have been advised that they are satisfied with Goodwin’s handling of the situation. They have advised that, at this stage, no additional restrictions are required to be placed on the village and Goodwin Village Ainslie has not been listed as an exposure site.

 

19 October 2021

Latest update

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm that an additional fully vaccinated resident has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at retirement living village, Goodwin Village Ainslie in the ACT.

This second case is linked to the original case that was reported yesterday. They are spouses who have been quarantining together in their apartment. They are currently recovering at home and are being supported by ACT Health and the Goodwin team.

Our staff continue to focus their attention on the needs and safety of our residents, which is our utmost priority.

We thank our residents and the community for their support as we work to minimise the spread of infection.

There are no cases in any other Goodwin facility or village at this time.

 

18 October 2021

Resident at Goodwin Village Ainslie tests positive for COVID-19

Goodwin Aged Care Services can confirm that a fully vaccinated resident has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at retirement living village, Goodwin Village Ainslie in the ACT.

Upon displaying symptoms, the resident self-presented at an ACT Health testing site. Following a positive test result they remain in quarantine in their apartment, along with their spouse who is awaiting test results. The source of the infection is unknown at this time.

Our thoughts are with this resident, and we wish them a quick recovery.

The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority and Goodwin staff are assisting them with their daily needs.

Goodwin Village Ainslie is a retirement living community where retirees live independently.

The village’s common areas have been temporarily closed and are undergoing a deep clean while we do all we can to minimise the spread of infection. All residents have been notified and we will continue to ensure they are kept well informed.

Our staff have thoroughly prepared for a COVID-19 event.  They are trained in strict infection prevention and control protocols and are focusing all their attention on the needs and safety of our residents.

There are no cases in any other Goodwin facility or village, at this time.

If you would like further information than what is provided, please:

Visit: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/stay-safe-and-healthy/aged-care

Email: covid@goodwin.org.au

Media enquiries: 0402 429 392

Home care

4 January 2022

There is one confirmed case of COVID-19 within Goodwin’s home care clients.

The client and their family are well, and continue to receive ongoing supports from Goodwin.

The client’s carer is equipped with full PPE when providing care for this client. The carer is conducting daily rapid antigen tests, prior to commencing shifts.

We would like to reassure our community that the client did not contract the virus via Goodwin or Goodwin carers.

 

Home care support is continuing as scheduled.

Ensuring the safe care of our clients is our top priority, and support in the home is incredibly important at this time.

Masks are worn by all carers within the home and out in the community and rigorous hygiene protocols are in place, including pre-screening, to protect the safety of our community.

Goodwin Home Care is currently accepting new clients.

Day clubs

Day clubs reopened from October 20.

Clients will be notified personally.

Wellness centres

Wellness centres are closed until further notice.

Please call your relevant service/location to reschedule for a future date.

You may be able to receive these services in your home.

If you would like further information than what is provided, please:

Visit: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/stay-safe-and-healthy/aged-care

Email: covid@goodwin.org.au

or call the relevant Goodwin service.