Dear All Staff,


Dear Team,

Just when I thought it was safe to say we were COVID free – our Hope Valley home has reported two (2) cases of COVID in Darling Wing.

Our Outbreak Management Plan has been re-enacted.

The two (2) residents are in quarantine and DARLING WING is a RED Zone

Staff in Darling Wing adhering to full PPE requirements (N95 mask / gowns / gloves / face shields or googles)



All these zones require N95 face masks only

We have a dedicated Darling Wing Outbreak Management Plan in place to ensure we minimise risk of transmission to the rest of Daring Wing and Snowy and Swan Wing.

This has been communicated to all staff and the Plan is readily available.

I have attached the DONNING AND DOFFING sequence again as well as the “fit checking” of N95 face masks as a reminder.

AS A REMINDER – continue to monitor for cold and flu like symptoms and if unwell DO NOT COME TO WORK and GET PCR tested!!!

We currently have NIL staff with COVID across either site. 

If you have any issues or concerns we urge you to make contact with our Executive Team for support and to debrief. 

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Yesterday we were so excited to celebrate with our staff and residents the Annual Ananda “STAR” Employee of the Year Awards.

We have amazing staff who have demonstrated their commitment to Compassion, Comfort, Care over the past twelve (12) months and yesterday celebrated their success and achievements.

It was wonderful to celebrate this day with our residents.

Our Winners

Chef Trevor who strives to make a difference in all things food related. Chef Trevor is quick to go and meet with residents / families to discuss their individual needs and choices.  Chef Trevor understand the importance of food and food presentation and has been doing some remarkable work in the area of meals that require modification to meet resident’s safe swallowing requirements.  Presentation as so important.

Dino our Wellness and Engagement extraordinaire – Dino brings the music and joy to Ananda and our residents thoroughly enjoy his evening concerts and origami making.  Dino’s creativity and joy is infectious – even during times of COVID and quarantine – Dino still brought the music (and laughter)

Rosie our carer from Murray Wing goes “above and beyond” in her care.  The feedback from residents, her co-workers and families is amazing.  Rosie brings the “care” to Compassion, Comfort, Care!!

Our Winners each received an Ananda STAR Certificate of Achievement, a voucher and their name on the Ananda STAR plaque which will be on proud display for everyone to see!!!!!

We also had a number of staff Commendations to give out for staff that also went “above and beyond” and we wanted to celebrate and recognise their achievements

Enrolled Nurses Teresa and Carly

CADnurse Belinda

CNC Naina

Cleaner Nanita

Rostering Kim

HR/Admin Rupinder

Congratulations to all our Ananda STARS you inspire us every day!!!

We can’t wait to recognise and celebrate the successes with our Findon team when we do the Ananda STAR Employee Awards there later this month ……. We have some amazing STARS there as well!!!!

Have you done your 360 Degree Performance Assessment and Appraisal Review?

Please make a time with Milka / David at Findon and Rhea / Naina / Belinda at HV

Our Hospitality Team please make a time to do this with Kamal.

Clinical Staff – have you completed your practical CPR and Wound assessment?  Please see Naina or Milka to complete.

Please see Naina, Belinda, Milka, Bosko, Kamal or myself if you wish to discuss further.

Once again thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement during these challenging times.

Kind Regards

Karen Daniels-Goddard

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