Government updates advice for returning residents from hospital to aged care

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The Department of Health has provided updated advice for aged care providers with residents returning from hospital after being infected with COVID-19.

The factsheet has been underpinned by the following principles:

  • Decision making that puts the preferences of residents and their families at the centre of the process
  • Ensuring residents return to a safe environment through sharing information and communication
  • A staged and planned approach in line with the capacity of the receiving facility and the associated logistical support (such as transport system)
  • Reducing any risk of transmission for the returning residents and any residents on site
  • Ensuring ongoing capacity in the hospital system to meet demand for clinical admissions.

Providers can download the full fact sheet here.