Quality Health Care provides essential supports and services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Individuals and families rely on our service to keep people safe and free from harm.
To do this, we have taken all necessary precautions to keep people well and free from infection and we take seriously the advice and measures suggested by the Australian and NSW Governments and the Chief Medical Officer.
We all have to do our bit to support our clients, our our families and friends and our community. Quality Health Care is working hard to ensure services are delivered daily and we can continue to operate throughout this pandemic. We have asked all team members to stay vigilant, look after their health and stay safe as there is no natural immunity in the population and no vaccine to inoculate people against COVID-19.
QHC clients and staff have the right to a healthy and safe working environment, we have been working together to adapt and promote safe work practices across all services and sites. We have consulted with teams to identify, understand and quantify any risks associated with possible infection and we ensure sites are prepared and ready to implement strict hygiene protocols and social distancing between clients, staff and visitors.
We are ready to respond and control any positive cases of Covid 19 detected in clients and or teams and we have protocols in place to ensure support can continue safely without risk of further infection. To protect others we ask all team members to:
Isolate themselves if they have returned from overseas or have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
Remain at home if they have any symptoms such as a fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigued or have shortness of breath
practise good hygiene
practise social distancing
avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
Sanitise and wash hands regularly, wear gloves if providing any personal care and ensure frequently touched surfaces are wiped down with alcohol based cleaner
In keeping with our commitment to keep people safe and reduce the risk of infection in services and whilst providing support, we have recently updated our website to include information and resources on Covid. The Quality Health Care website now includes three sections on our home page:
Quality Health Care's Response to Covid-19
Essential Resources and Information
You can view this information by clicking here