Has COVID 19 meant a great leap backward? Or have we made a great leap forward?
I think it could be both…or are we always destined to repeat the past?
It’s tough out there delivering services to people forced into isolation, especially for a particular service in our midst suffering the brutal impact of this unseen virus. Our thoughts are with you at New March House in Kingswood. Our condolences to the friends and families of those residents who have lost their lives.
So we are reminded that pandemics are very real and once again this News Digest is mostly about the latest information that is available. Please see the section on outbreak management, the industry code about screening facilities, funding available from the Federal Government and a link to the latest on COVID 19 updates.
We also have a link to WSCF initiatives about bringing real life stories of services in our region to you. You can hear how others in your sector feel about how it really is and how it should be.
But there are some real jumps forward, including funding for personal monitoring equipment available under the CHSP for people who are aged.
If you want to learn more about safety and what is going on, go to the article about the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissions learning platform and to the Aged Care Services Workforce Hub.
We also have notices of events, including computer skills and a carer gateway.
For details on these stories and more, please follow the News Digest link below. Also, remember to check in with us on social media and connect with us on LinkedIn.