COVID-19


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CEO Update 22/05/2020

Dear Residents, Families and Representatives

Just to confirm the visiting arrangements for this week commencing 25 May 2020, will remain unchanged and as previously advised; please contact your Centre Manager to make alternative arrangements.

In relation to the public holiday on 1 June 2020, both centres will not be open for normal visiting hours however, if it’s essential that you need to visit on this day, please contact your Centre Manager to make the appropriate arrangements.

It’s very pleasing to see that Western Australia is doing very well in flattening the curve and Meath appreciates all the support we have received from families by upholding the strict protocols we have put in place to keep our residents, staff and families safe.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the Management Team.

Best wishes

OLIVE WRIGHT
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS NO 6

I am a relative of one of your residents, but I am not receiving updates from you.

Meath Policy is always to send any communication out to the primary next of kin as nominated on our database when your loved one is admitted. We ask that the primary contact, please forward on any communications/information out to the extended family as they receive them. All of our recent communications relating to COVID-19 and Meath Care is also available on our website:

https://www.meath.org.au/covid-19/

I had to wait for ages when I came to visit my mother to gain entry into the centre.

We are sorry you had to wait but we are required to complete health screen/temperature checks of all people wanting to enter the centre; staff are working as efficiently as they can and the more we do this the easier it should become.

When can I take my loved one out to the shops or down to the park?

We appreciate that a lot of the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted however, our vulnerable residents remain our main focus. At this point keeping them away from community areas is the best option. Please be assured our staff are encouraging residents to get fresh air and autumnal sunshine whenever possible.

Why do I have to keep showing my flu vaccination record?

The legislative guidelines state that as an approved provider, we are required to ensure all visitors to the premises have a current flu vaccination. Meath Care is unable to keep all of our visitor’s records, so each time you visit, you will be required to show evidence of your vaccination status. We apologise for the inconvenience; however, we request your assistance in the matter. We will accept a photograph of the record on your phone or a scanned copy, as long as this shows your name and administration details, (GP name/ batch number etc) and of