St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner hit by new COVID outbreak


“I saw people taking trolleys full of PPE away from the red zone.”

When asked about potential supply issues, the Health Department spokeswoman said additional PPE could be requested from the National Medical Stockpile if current supplies were exhausted or commercial suppliers were unavailable.

Forty-five people died and more than 200 staff and residents were infected with COVID-19 at St Basil’s in 2020.Credit:Justin McManus

They noted the Department of Health and Aged Care provided all residential aged care facilities with a supply of PPE in preparation for winter.

Forty-five residents…



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