AGED CARE – COVID-19 INFORMATION
Aged Care requests for PPE
Residential aged care providers can request PPE by sending an email to agedcareCOVIDPPE@health.gov.au
The Department will assess requests and may be in contact if additional information is required. Providers will be advised if their request has been successful. If so, state and territory governments will distribute the agreed PPE to the provider.
Priority will be given to aged care providers where there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19.
(taken from www.health.gov.au)
Further Information and Resources
We would like to acknowledge the significant impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the aged care sector communities and individuals across the world, especially older people and those who are vulnerable.
We recognize that those of you working in aged care will currently be experiencing significant stress and increased demands in your workplace and your priorities will be to your residents, yourselves and your loved ones. At this time, we also acknowledge the need for continuing to provide excellent communication and palliative care in your facility.
Over the coming weeks, we will provide a newsletter and advise you of some upcoming activities that may be of assistance. At the moment you are being overloaded with information and we don’t want to add to that.