In November 2020 the team at AnglicareSA’s Brompton aged care home saw the residents safely through a COVID-19 outbreak.
Brompton is home to disadvantaged aged residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
When notified that two colleagues had unknowingly exposed the site to the virus, the team at Brompton acted swiftly and competently to put months of planning and preparation into practice.
This quick and effective response undoubtedly saved lives.
In the following weeks the team worked tirelessly to support the residents and each other through what was a gruelling lock-down.
They endured regular 48 hour testing, the wearing of full PPE, and extended shifts – to enable continuity of care.
Through all of this they continued to provide care und support to the residents who call Brompton home – ensuring spirits stayed high during this worrying time.
The virus was contained to four employees and zero residents – a fact which speaks volumes for the team’s dedication to infection control.
The Brompton Team, together with AnglicareSA’s Site Response Team and Outbreak Management Team worked to ensure the response was coordinated, effective and conducted with compassion for those in their care.
The team’s efforts were nothing short of extraordinary.