Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in partnership with Eastern Health continues to work diligently to manage the COVID-19 outbreak at the Residential Aged Care Facility on site. Progress is occurring however it will still be some time until activities at the facility return to normal. We understand how difficult it is for residents and their families at […]

Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

 The COVID-19 outbreak at Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes is a very significant and challenging event for everyone at our Aged Care Facility. We know it continues to be, a very difficult time for residents and their families.  As of today, 23 of our aged care residents remain at St John of God Hospital in Berwick. We […]

Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak at Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes is a very significant and challenging event for everyone at our Aged Care Facility. We know that it has been, and continues to be, a distressing and traumatic time for residents and their families. On Tuesday 28 July, 30 of our aged care residents were evacuated from Kirkbrae […]

Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

Kirkbrae became aware of an aged care staff member receiving positive test results on Sunday 19 July. Within hours the aged care facility was placed in lockdown and a local outbreak management team was established. The Department of Health was notified on that day and since that time all residents have been in isolation in […]

Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

Please be reassured that Kirkbrae is monitoring and implementing additional measures as recommended by the Department of Human Services.  As a priority the following additional measures have been put in place:  Daily screening of residents for symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)  Rescheduling of external routine medical appointments and medical investigations, unless essential  Defer non-essential movement of […]

Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

 The Victorian Government has reinstated Stage 3 stay at home restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire due to a recent increase in coronavirus cases. We encourage everyone to adhere to these restrictions.  These restrictions came into effect on the 8th July for 6 weeks.  All staff who work in residential aged care facilities […]

Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

The announcements by the Premier of Victoria about the relaxing of some restrictions on 21 June are a welcome sign of gradual success in the elimination of the COVID19 virus from most of our community. While these changes restart a number of community and social activities, there are no changes that relax the restrictions for […]

Kirkbrae Update – COVID-19

 Today’s lifting of some restrictions in Victoria is a recognition that everyone has contributed to the overall health and welfare of the broader community, as well as in each household and suburb. Kirkbrae also values the responses and cooperation of our residents, their families, and staff. To date, there have been no diagnosed cases of […]

Kirkbrae COVID 19 Update – Mother’s Day

 We hope you are all well.  With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend we thought to reach out to family and friends as it will be different for everyone this year, and to reassure you all that we are supporting residents at this time. It is going to be hard for many residents and family […]

A message from aged care to Australia

 Aged care services are working hard to keep older Australians safe – and we need your help  Aged care services are at the forefront of saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, committed staff working harder than ever before to keep hundreds of thousands of vulnerable older Australians safe.  For this, we say a heartfelt thank you […]