Another aged care resident from Dorothy Henderson Lodge with coronavirus has died, the provider confirmed on Saturday. 

At the same time, the provider reports three other residents from the facility have recovered from COVID-19.

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BaptistCare NSW & ACT announced on Saturday that a 91-year-old female resident at Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Sydney passed away.

She was hospitalised earlier in the week after testing positive to COVID-19.

Words fail to express the deep sense of sadness and grief everyone at the facility and organisation is feeling, said BaptistCare CEO Ross Low.

“I have spoken with the family to express my condolences. 

“My heart and thoughts are with them all, along with the friends and staff who loved and cared for our resident” Mr Low said in a statement.

“Over the past several weeks, teams of people have been working tirelessly to protect the health of our residents. 

“To lose another person in our care is a painful loss for us all.”

The woman’s death follows that of a 90-year-old female, an 82-year-old male and a 95-year-old female from the facility, all of whom tested positive to coronavirus (read more here and here.

BaptistCare said NSW Health tested all 67 residents at Dorothy Henderson Lodge for COVID-19 On Friday 20 March. 

The results confirmed that four residents were positive to the virus, including the recently deceased 91-year-old female resident, who had no symptoms at the time. 

The resident later developed symptoms and was hospitalised on 25 March, BaptistCare said. 

There are 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Dorothy Henderson Lodge, including thirteen residents and five employees.

Three of those residents have recovered, BaptistCare said. 

“In further developments, three residents of Dorothy Henderson Lodge who had previously tested positive for the virus, have recovered and are no longer in hospital. 

“Four employees who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 are no longer in hospital and are recovering at home in self-isolation,” BaptistCare said.

BaptistCare said it continued to work closely with NSW Health.

Update on more infections

On Wednesday 1 April, NSW Health confirmed a 95-year-old female from Dorothy Henderson Lodge died the previous day.

There are now 21 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 from the facility including 16 residents and five staff members. Five of those residents have died.

As at 30 April, there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Opal Aged Care Bankstown, in Sydney’s south-west, according to NSW Health.

This story was updated on Wednesday 1 April.

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