Residents dying as aged care homes face joint COVID and flu crisis

Eileen Wood
By Eileen Wood
Updated July 25 2022 - 5:11am, first published 1:00am
Thousands of aged care residents and staff have been stricken by a winter surge of the COVID Omicron variant.

Defence Force support for aged care homes has been extended to the end of September as COVID-19 once again ravages the sector and providers warn that up to two-thirds of nursing homes could see outbreaks in the next few weeks.

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Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: eileen.wood@thesenior.com.au or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0490 373 465

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