All employees who work on the COVID-19 wards now qualify for asymptomatic surveillance testing.
Included employees are Medical, Nursing, Allied Health and support employees and include full-time, part-time, casual and agency employees who work on the designated COVID wards.
This program does not include SCOVID wards or wards that have cared for a single COVID patient.
The wards to be included are:
- Ward C Casey
- COVID-ICU Casey
- W3 DDH
- AAU DDH
- COVID-ICU Clayton
- 32 Clayton
- 42 Clayton
Additionally, employees who have worked to support outbreaks in non-Monash Aged Care facilities also qualify for this testing.
This testing is voluntary and available for employees to have on a weekly basis for the next 6 weeks.
Testing should occur weekly (every 7 days) or if symptoms develop an earlier swab should be undertaken.
Employees who are asymptomatic at the time of testing are not required to self-isolate whilst waiting for their results.
To take part in this testing, please collect a pathology form from the Nurse Manager on the COVID ward that you work in. It is essential that you use this form, otherwise the swab may not be performed, as asymptomatic testing is not recommended routinely outside of this surveillance program.
Have the test performed at any Monash site that is convenient for you, results will be back within 24 hours.
This testing is voluntary.