558 elderly vaccinated at HSFA in one day

558 elderly vaccinated at HSFA in one day

The staff and residents of the Helderberg Society For the Aged (HSFA) are very thankful to have 558 of their residents and other older persons vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus as part of the national rollout to the elderly over the age of 60.
“The Helderberg Society for the Aged (HSFA) would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to, and congratulate KESS – Khayelitsha Eastern Substructure in conjunction with the Western Cape Department of Health on administering 558 of the Covid-19 vaccines, at the HSFA on the 20th May 2021, to our residents and elderly, over the age of 60 years,” says HSFA’s Operations Manager Rene Anderson van Zyl.
The dynamic and professional team, headed by Sheila McCloen, and her team of Registered Nurses and Administrators from KESS, are commended on the sterling job they did of ensuring our elderly, some of whom are too frail and bedridden, received their first dose of the Phizer Covid-19 vaccination as part of the Phase 2 roll out with KESS and the Western Cape Department of Health.
Photo NAMES FOR GROUP SHOT LEFT TO RIGHT HSFA TEAM:Rene Anderson Van Zyl, Eureka Haefele, Schenell Rossouw, Noleen Prinsloo, Shireen van Reenen, Rika Rodd and Adri Snyman.
Photo NAME: Sheila McCloen,Khayelitsha Eastern Substructure
Coronavirus – HSFA takes measures to “flatten the curve”.

Coronavirus – HSFA takes measures to “flatten the curve”.

Dear Residents, Family and Staff,
HSFA places the health of our residents, family and staff first.
HSFA acknowledges the potential exponential spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Africa and that the older persons, especially those with underlying medical conditions in our Frail Environment and Assisted Living Units are compromised and particularly vulnerable to infection.
Our Task Team Mandate:
• To keep abreast of the development and spread of the virus and advise HSFA on the management of this.
• Our Unit Manager Sr Schenell Rossouw, Nursing Care Manager Mr Frederick de Bruyn, and Night Shift Infection Control Sr Mr JP Walekwa have been for training at Karl Bremmer Hospital on the 6th March 2020 on how to manage the process and networking with relevant Infection Control departments on Government level.
• HSFA has commenced with in house training on Infection Control specific to Coronavirus disease 2019
• HSFA has a strict zero tolerance approach toward non-compliance.
• HSFA Response Plan is in draft phase.
The Standard Operating Procedure for Preparedness, Detection and Response to a Coronavirus (2019-NCOV) outbreak in South Africa has been implemented within the HSFA.
HSFA would like to urge our families and visitors to refrain from contact with the older person should you suspect that there has been any contact or flu related symptoms.
Yours faithfully,
Alta Allen, Operations & Risk Manager



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