Hospital in the nursing home failed in COVID outbreak: inquiry

The review into the Newmarch House outbreak said the program was compromised by lack of staff

Inadequate PPE for staff, poor infection control and confusion over clinical management contributed to the Newmarch House COVID-19 outbreak that killed 17 elderly residents, a report has found.

Newmarch House

Overall some 37 residents and 34 staff tested positive for the virus at the Sydney nursing home during the largest outbreak then seen in Australia.

An independent review published on Monday said it was “often unclear who was in charge” as the virus began sweeping through the facility in April — growing from one

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