Doutta Galla COVID-19

28 September 2021

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to work together to keep our Doutta Galla Footscray community safe.

I am pleased to advise that all the COVID-19 testing of residents and staff completed over the weekend returned negative results today.  All residents remain symptom free.

We understand how difficult these lockdowns are for everyone and we are working hard to support and facilitate visits and reconnections with your loved ones.

Fortunately, most residents and all staff at our Footscray Home have been vaccinated. For resident yet to be vaccinated, please talk to the home manager to arrange a time to receive your vaccination.

We are doing every little bit to work towards safer access and reuniting you with loved ones. Being vaccinated will be important when the Care Directives allow visitations to aged care homes for those fully vaccinated.  You can click here to Book your vaccine appointment | Coronavirus Victoria.

In addition, you can put your mind at rest and contact the Home Manager on 03 9687 6744 about our vaccination clinic.  Please let us know many of your family members will be requiring access to vaccinations.

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.

You are welcome to contact us via covid19questions@dgas.org.au.

Yours sincerely,

Vanda Iaconese
CEO