Peninsula Health has quashed reports that its Golf Links Rd Rehabilitation Centre in Frankston is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. “This is not the case,” chief executive Felicity Topp said overnight.
“At the end of July, we did see an increase in cases at our Golf Links Rd facility due to a patient initially returning two negative results, and then later a positive result,” Ms Topp said. “All appropriate infection control measures were immediately implemented, including contact tracing and the furloughing of a significant number of staff at the time.
“Currently, our Golf Links Rd facility is open to admissions and we are providing care to a large number of residential aged care patients in an effort to help in Victoria’s aged care response to the pandemic.”
There are currently 77 active COVID-19 cases in Frankston and 60 on the Mornington Peninsula.