Infection control breaches revealed at coronavirus-hit Newmarch House

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Published on 01-May-2020The New South Wales Chief Health Officer has revealed breaches in infection control practices at the coronavirus-hit Newmarch House in Sydney’s west. Dr Kerry Chant said investigations were underway after announcing the concerning revelations at a press conference on Saturday. “There have been some elements where consistent application of infection control practice has…

Published on 01-May-2020

The New South Wales Chief Health Officer has revealed breaches in infection control practices at the coronavirus-hit Newmarch House in Sydney’s west.

Dr Kerry Chant said investigations were underway after announcing the concerning revelations at a press conference on Saturday.

“There have been some elements where consistent application of infection control practice has not occurred and those recommendations are being fed back and implemented as we speak,” she said.

A further two staff members tested positive to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections at the facility to 61.

Thirteen residents at the Newmarch House have died from COVID-19 after a nurse went to work at the facility while unknowingly positive.

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