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COVID-19 vax reporting requirements extended for residential and in-home aged care providers

The Federal Government has introduced new COVID-19 vaccination reporting requirements for residential and in-home aged care providers.

Whiddon establishes rapid COVID testing for Sydney aged care employees

Award-winning care provider, Whiddon, has implemented rapid COVID-19 testing at its largest aged care facility and living community, Whiddon Easton Park in Glenfield, south-west Sydney, to further protect residents and employees during the city's evolving COVID-19 situation.

Pharmacists say they’re ready, willing and able to aid spluttering COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Pharmacists are the most obvious solution to getting Australian’s vaccinated as quickly and conveniently as possible, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

Sydney aged care resident ‘seriously unwell’ and hospitalised with COVID

Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has warned that a resident of a Sydney aged care facility is seriously unwell in hospital.

Chief Medical Officer extends Greater Sydney hotspot for Commonwealth support

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, has extended the Greater Sydney region COVID-19 hotspot for the purposes of Commonwealth support to July 16 for Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong.

Free webinar for aged care staff on loss and grief experienced during pandemic

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement are hosting the first in a series of four webinars designed to provide grief and loss support to those in and around the aged care sector.

New grief, loss and bereavement support website for aged care

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) has been funded to provide national grief and loss support for those living and working in aged care, and for the loved ones of aged care recipients, who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Aged care vaccination ‘scandal’ criticised by royal commissioner

A royal commissioner who investigated failures in aged care is "shocked and dismayed" about the coronavirus vaccine rollout in the vulnerable sector.

New COVID-19 resident entrance protocol program for aged care

The federal health department says is vital that all residential aged care services establish processes to emphasise the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 for new residents during the admission process.

Head of vaccine roll-out says aged care workers an ‘absolute priority’

The military chief in charge of Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout insists aged care workers remain a priority.

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