Riverside Gardens COVID-19 outbreak de-declared

Published: 10 Jan 2023

The COVID-19 outbreak at Riverside Gardens Residential Aged Care Facility has been formally de-declared by the Public Health Unit.

NVC Group Executive Care Manager Brooke Roberts said the de-declaration allows for Riverside Gardens residents to engage once more in normal daily activities within a COVID-safe framework.

“It is welcome news Riverside Gardens has been de-declared and we are now in the process of returning to business as usual within a COVID-safe framework,” she said.

“Residents who were temporarily relocated to other wings of the home have now been moved back into their own rooms.

“All residents will continue to be monitored closely by our clinical team.

“We will continue on with diligence to adhere to recommendations provided by NSW Health and our guidelines aimed at reducing COVID-19 transmission. I hope to be able to make a similar de-declaration announcement for Cedar Place aged care facility soon.”

Visitation to Riverside Gardens and Cedar Place residential aged care facility in Kempsey is still currently restricted to two adults and two children at any one time in order to avoid overcrowding within the facilities. To book in a visit with your loved one, please phone (02) 6598 5000 for Riverside Gardens and (02) 6563 1177 for Cedar Place. You can learn more about our visitation policy here.

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