Aged care facility rocked by 15 virus deaths hires in-house GP

They will function as 'the arms and legs' for the residents' usual doctors, says primary health network

A GP has been drafted in to care for patients at the aged care facility which has suffered one of the most deadly outbreaks of COVID-19 in Australia.

Newmarch House, based in Sydney, has recorded 63 cases of the virus, including 26 staff members. 

Of the 37 residents infected since 11 April, 15 have died — with the most recent, a gentleman with no immediate family, dying this afternoon.

The facility is home to 102 residents and is relying on 10 GPs, who are conducting telehealth consults to prevent the risk of spreading the