27 Mar 2020

Covid-19 cluster fears at rest homes

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 27 March 2020

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Nurse serving food in rest home for elderly.

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With a cluster is of Covid-19 cases confirmed at a Hamilton rest home and a possible cluster of cases at a rest home in Hawkes Bay what is the aged care sector doing to keep this under control?

Fourteen dementia residents are in isolation at a Napier rest home after a visitor had a connection with someone who has since tested positive for the virus, while four staff at a rest home where a case was confirmed earlier this week now also have the coronavirus.

Kathryn Ryan is joined by Bupa's Carolyn Cooper and Simon Wallace the chief executive of the Aged Care Association.