As a disability service we are considered a permitted work premises and have developed an approved COVIDSafe plan, so we can continue to provide a safe and supportive environment for our clients and caregivers.
I have provided the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with our COVIDSafe plan. This includes our policies and procedures being readily available, and outlines all the precautions we have had in place since March to ensure the safety of our clients and caregivers remains our highest priority.
Our parent organisation, St John of God Health Care, continues to provide clinical expertise which is a valuable point of difference in our management of COVID-19. Our caregivers have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and are adhering to all infection control protocols such as hand hygiene and physical distancing wherever possible.
We continue to monitor the communications from State government and will ensure we adjust any of our practises if and when needed.
If you have any questions or need clarification on anything in relation to our pandemic response, please feel free to call us on 1300 002 226 or email Accord.CEO@sjog.org.au
CEO, St John of God Accord