McLean Care Strengthening COVID-19 Response Plans

August 7, 2020 12:13 pm

Our current infection control practices, along with ensuring compliance with social distancing and controlled visitor management within our residential services have been invaluable in keeping our residents, staff and communities safe. However, due to the current devastating impacts on aged care in Victoria and increased number of cases in New South Wales and Queensland, McLean Care will be increasing our level of infection control measures in place as of Monday 3rd August. This complements our thorough screening of all staff and visitors to now include wearing masks by anyone entering our facilities and for our staff who are providing care to our residents and clients.

McLean Care CEO, Sue Thomson said, “Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in South East Queensland, we have moved to reduce face to face visits to our Queensland facilities, Yallambee Millmerran and CWA House Oakey. This has been done with the support of residents, families, the local community and Queensland State Government and we continue to support our residents and their families to maintain contact in other ways during this time.

We are witnessing the catastrophic outcomes for older people in Victoria and our residents, clients and our communities deserve nothing less than everything we can possibly do to protect them. We will not hesitate to mirror this action, in consultation with residents and families across our NSW facilities in Inverell, Guyra and Gunnedah if there are any COVID-19 cases in or close to our local communities.
These are unprecedented times and we would like to thank everyone for their continued cooperation, respect and understanding of the changes and restrictions we have all experienced. We are living in a totally different world and the way we live our lives is also different. I am extremely proud of our people and their co-operation as they prioritise the care of our residents and clients above all else.”

McLean Care continues to have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in any of our facilities throughout New South Wales and Queensland due to the careful management and strict adherence of our screening procedures of staff and visitors. This pandemic is far from over and the recent outbreaks in Victoria and parts of NSW and QLD confirm the importance of our vigilance and unwavering stance in keeping our residence, clients, staff and communities safe.

For interviews or more details please contact:
Sue Thomson – CEO McLean Care
P: 02 6721 7300. 67 Killean Street, Inverell, NSW, 2360