Tomorrow 8th September at 10am, Hume City Mayor, Cr Drew Jessop will visit Moran Roxburgh Park for an informal visit to meet our residents, relatives and staff. During his visit one of our RNs will give him tips on infection control and how to minise his own exposure to influenza whilst he is on official duties, with a demonstration on effective hand washing and hand rub techniques.
With the number of influenza outbreak cases at an all time high, Moran Roxburgh Park has been working closely with residents, their families and staff to maintain sound infection control in the lead up and through the influenza season.
Our Influenza Awareness program started in March when we facilitated flu vaccines for residents through communication with their families and the local GPs. Moran Health Care Group also provided free influenza vaccines on site for all staff. Hand washing is key to infection control during the flu season, Moran staff have undertaken refresher training on infection control competencies such as hand washing techniques. Resident families and visitors have also supported our infection control activities by using hand rubs when they visit and by not visiting when they are unwell.
Said Jennifer Dempsey, Director Operations, Moran Health Care Group – “Influenza is extremely dangerous for the elderly, I can’t stress enough the importance of not visiting the elderly when you are unwell and the importance of practicing good infection control. So far we have been lucky at Moran Roxburgh Park but we remain vigilant as influenza can hit at any time.”
Moran Roxburgh Park, 3 Wedgewood Rd, Roxburgh Park, VIC 3064