Doutta Galla COVID-19


21 October 2021


Dear Residents, Families and Friends,


Following yesterday’s round of COVID-19 testing for residents and staff at our Footscray Home I am pleased to advise that at the time of writing this letter, the test results that we have received to date for staff and residents have returned a negative result. Residents remain comfortable and are being supported by staff.

We anticipate another round of testing on Saturday 23rd October and we will advise the outcome once we have the results.

Our priority in providing ongoing comfort, care and support of our residents is unwavering and the activation of the outbreak management plan remains in place.

We are continuing to closely monitor the wellbeing of our residents and we will inform you of any major changes as this situation unfolds.

If you have an enquiry or concern or if you wish to make contact with your family member via video call or to set up a window visit, please contact staff at Footscray Home or call on 9687 6744.  In addition, you are welcome to contact us via

For more support and advice during this time, please reach out to OPAN (Older Persons Advisory Network) on 1800 237 981 or Elder Rights Advocacy Victoria on 1800 171 866.  They are available 6am-10pm, 7 days a week.

We will continue to keep in touch on a regular basis and thank you for your support during this challenging time.


Yours sincerely,

 Vanda Iaconese