AVACS Newsletter – July/Aug/Sep 2021 Edition

M E S S A G E   F R O M   A V A C S        P R E S I D E N T

Dear AVACS residents, family members and staff,

Since June  this  year  until  now,  our AVACS  Nursing  Home  has  been  under  strict  lockdowns  together  with  many other Aged Care Facilities in Fairfield LGA due to Covid 19 Pandemic. Our staff have been working extremely hard to care for our residents, having  Covid  19  testing  frequently  every  week  in  order  to  protect  our  frail  elderly  residents. Now, we can see light  at  the  end  of  the  tunnel,  the  infected  cases  have  been  markedly  reduced  as  70%  of  the people of NSW have been fully vaccinated, then  we  could  reach  90%  fully  vaccination by  early  December  2021.  Of great news, by now we have 100% of our staff are  fully  vaccinated. This  is  a  very  important  step  to  protect  our residents and staff from severe complications of Covid 19 illness.

On behalf of AVACS Board, I would like to thank you all AVACS staff for the job well done to care for our residents and to keep our residents safe. I also would like to thank you  all  residents  and  family  members  for  your understanding and cooperation during the pandemic lockdowns. Under the NSW Health and State Government Directions, many restrictions will be gradually lifted, starting from 11 October  until  the  end  of  November  and hopefully our ways of life would be back to normal by December this year.

In order to keep up with the good work, to care for and protecting our  residents  from  Covid  19  illness,  I  would encourage everyone to have  Covid  vaccine  as  soon  as  possible  if  you  have  not  done  so,  and  continue  to  keep  up with  your  good  infection  control  by  keeping  social  distance,  wearing  mask  when  you  are  going  to  work  or  visiting the residents, washing hands often and if you feel unwell with sore throat, runny nose, coughing or fever, please do not come to the nursing home and see your GP for COVID 19 testing.

On 14 September 2021, our residents have celebrated  Moon  Festival  with  delicious  meal  and  moon  cakes  kindly donated by Mr and  Mrs.  Quoc  Xuyen  Lam,  Directors  of  Ettason,  a  leading  Asian  Food  Company  in  Australia  and Jimmy- Nancy Lee bakery. On behalf of AVACS, I would like to thank you very much Mr and Mrs. Quoc Xuyen Lam, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lee for your kindness.

Hope to see everyone very soon once the restrictions are lifted.

Dr. David Minh Tang AVACS  President

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