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St Basil’s aged care workers raise infection control concerns – The Age

The company called in to contain the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Sydney’s Newmarch House has been deployed to the site of Victoria’s worst aged care home cluster.

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In notes from calls to the union, seen by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, workers say the use of masks and gloves had remained optional in recent days and an obviously sick patient was not isolated despite constant coughing and sneezing.
“Management gave us full protective equipment this week,” one St Basils worker said. “Even as of Sunday, after they knew COVID was an issue, masks and gloves werent taken seriously. It was up to workers whether they wanted to wear it or not. It wasnt enforce…

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