Residents at one of Dubbo's aged care facilities have been reassured that there's no current risk or danger associated with a prior non-compliance notice from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
Bill Newton VC Gardens was one of fourteen residencies in NSW given notice in between March and May earlier this year.
The notice was given before the COVID outbreak, and all necessary adjustments were made prior to any outbreaks in Australia or notices of local transmission.
A spokespers for RSL LIfe Care, the organisation that administrates Bill Newton VC Gardens, said the only two of RSL LIfe Care's facilities had been identified.
"In March, the aged care regulator identified some possible areas of improvement in governance and infection control at two of RSL LifeCare's 31 homes across NSW and the ACT, including the Bill Newton VC Gardens residential aged care home at Dubbo," The spokesperson said.
"As a result, RSL LifeCare took immediate and conclusive steps to satisfy the regulator's concerns, and they were subsequently resolved."
RSL Life Care acknowledged that the threat of COVID transmission was a very serious possibility and said that the organisation had so far ensured that there hadn't been a single case of the disease at any of their 31 residencies across the country.
"While it is distressing to see the extent of COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities across Australia, RSL LifeCare has not had a single case of COVID-19 in any of its 31 homes, including at Dubbo," The spokesperson said.
"We will continue to do all we can around infection prevention and control to minimize as much as possible the risk to our residents."