Visiting St Basils’ Homes; Annandale, Kogarah, Kensington, Miranda, Lakemba, Randwick
Due to an increase in cases of COVID-19 across Sydney there is a higher risk to our residents and staff there are measures in place based on requirements by NSW health authorities and St Basil’s NSW/ACT to allow COVID safe connections between residents and their family or friends.
St Basil’s encourages people who plan to visit the home to follow government guidance in being COVID safe in the community which involve good hand hygiene and wearing a mask. If someone has any flu-like or COVID symptoms they should stay away from the home.
In addition to the below information, if a St Basil’s home has residents with COVID or influenza A, please be aware of the specific requests and requirements of that home before visiting.
Requirements when visiting a resident at a St Basil’s Home
Visitors must not enter an aged care facility at all if they:
Vaccination requirements for entering St Basil’s Homes
In an effort to prevent, control and minimise risk of infection in our Homes, St Basil’s requests that all visitors are fully vaccinated with the 2022 influenza vaccine and the third dose COVID vaccine (booster). This means that visitors need to provide St Basil’s with documented evidence to enter a residential aged care facility. Visitors are required to show evidence of at least their third dose COVID (booster) vaccination, and evidence of their 2022 influenza vaccination.
You can send evidence of your vaccinations to the relevant Home using the email address below.
Annandale: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02 9152 8400
Kensington: email@example.com Tel: 02 9313 7129
Kogarah: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02 9588 9000
Lakemba: email@example.com Tel: 02 9784 3200
Miranda: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02 8543 2000
Randwick: email@example.com Tel: 02 9152 8300
If you would like to visit a resident for compassionate reasons, please feel free to reach out to the Management team of the home where your loved one resides so we can ensure a compassionate and dignified journey no matter what your vaccination status. We are happy to speak with you about the choices available.
Resident social outings
If you have any queries or needs for an outings please reach out to our home so they can conduct an initial risk assess in consultation with the resident and/or their representative. Subsequently you will be asked to complete an outing form and a declaration form.
Residents may leave the facility and attend family gatherings or other events but must follow the current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order (No 2) 2022 and rules for people in NSW.
Πρόγραμμα Partnerships in Care
St Basil’s has introduced the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s Partnerships in Care program for residents representatives. Joining a Partnerships in Care program will help you to continue to provide care and companionship to the person you already support in residential aged care, even during periods of outbreak. This includes increasing your skills in infection prevention and control and formalising your care arrangements with the aged care home.
Learn more about the Partnerships in Care program and if you are interested in being a partner in care for your loved one, please reach out to the General Manager or Care Manager of the Home.
Do you have questions or feedback?
If you have any queries or concerns, please reach out to the Home’s General Manager or Administrators who will be happy to speak with you. You can also provide St Basil’s with feedback by calling 02 9784 3200 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The health and safety of residents and our workers are at the heart of all that we do. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in keeping our workplace and residents safe through the winter season.
Chief Executive Officer
While we are relaxing some measures for visitor access and social isolation, we will balance the benefits of social contact against the increased risk of COVID-19 to the elderly.
Today, NSW Health has provided new instructions in the restrictions for aged care providers that will take place as of 8 th January 2021.