Concerns over emerging COVID cluster at Nepean Hospital

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A COVID-19 cluster is emerging inside the mental health unit of Nepean Hospital.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) has confirmed to the Weekender that two clients admitted to the unit have tested positive, while additional cases had been linked to the unfolding situation.

Staff who have worked in various parts of the unit over the last week are considered close contacts.

But there are reports tonight, via The Sydney Morning Herald and emails to the Weekender, that staff were advised to continue working but to not go anywhere other than home and work.

“Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District can confirm two clients admitted to the Nepean Mental Health Centre have tested positive to COVID-19,” a NBMLHD spokesperson said.

“NBMLHD can also confirm additional cases of COVID-19 have also been identified as linked to these cases.

“All identified close contacts are being tested.

“NBMLHD takes every measure to protect staff, patients and visitors from COVID-19.

“Extensive cleaning has been undertaken at the centre including the cleaning of all equipment and high-touch areas.”

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