Update – Message from the CEO

Dear Residents, Consumers and Families  

RE: COVID-19 – Closure of Facilities

Following on from our communication of yesterday Premier Peter Gutwein has announced that from noon today all Tasmanian hospitals and aged care facilities will be closed to visitors.

On Monday night the North West Regional Hospital and the Mersey Community Hospital were closed to visitors but this has now been extended to all the State’s hospitals.

The situation is evolving constantly and Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc is committed to providing regular updates for our community to ensure they are informed of all measures being implemented to support our residents, who are most vulnerable to the disease. As communicated in our memo of yesterday, we have co-ordinated an Outbreak Management Team who have developed an Emergency Outbreak Preparedness Management Plan for COVID-19 (The Plan) to assist us in minimising risk of exposure and to ensure robust guidelines to manage an outbreak, should it occur. We encourage you to assist families and explore options for them to stay in touch such as telephone calls, letters, emails, facetime etc. Our Leisure and Lifestyle Officers can help to facilitate these arrangements.

Kind regards

Robyn Boyd

Chief Executive Officer