Since starting in March 2020 in response to the pandemic, our COVID Positive Pathways program has provided clinical care and support to more than 100,000 people.
Staff from our community care department banded together with volunteers to ensure community members who tested positive for COVID-19, who were sick but didn’t need to be hospitalised, were able to receive world-class care from the comfort of their own homes.
To celebrate this milestone, we held a small ceremony to recognise the amazing contribution of our positive pathways staff throughout the last two years.
Peninsula Health Acting Chief Executive Officer Helen Cooper said the team had done a fantastic job responding to the needs of community members during exceptionally difficult times.
“We have received heart-warming feedback from our clients utilising this service, and we continue to receive overwhelmingly positive comments about the professionalism and compassion showed by our staff,” she said.
Peninsula Health Acting Operations Director, Community Health Belinda Berry said having support available during periods of isolation was a comfort to people.
“Having to isolate after testing positive to COVID-19, can be a lonely and scary experience for people,” she said.
”Knowing their local health service is monitoring their symptoms and contacting them on a daily basis provides a great deal of reassurance to patients on our COVID-positive pathways program.”
“The personalised care our team provides to community members who have tested positive for COVID-19 makes them feel safe, comforted and supported during their recovery.”
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and congratulate all of our staff and volunteers who have worked or are still working on the COVID Positive Pathways program, providing support and assistance to people who need it.