Chief Executive Officer update - 4 February 2022

Posted on 04 February 2022 by

Hi there,

Welcome back to our first edition of Yooralla’s newsletter for 2022. I hope you enjoyed some time off over the festive season and are reinvigorated for another, hopefully less challenging, year.

The Omicron outbreak certainly came at an inopportune time, meaning a lot of our direct support staff couldn’t have the well-deserved break they had earnt – with many working tirelessly across this period to keep our services running. We are incredibly grateful to everyone for their continued hard work and dedication.

Whilst Omicron has placed significant pressure on our organisation, we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. We have been working day and night to secure Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT), and our supplies are gradually building, allowing us to do more screening of workers and clients to prevent outbreaks. We are also working hard to support staff and clients to get their booster shots - if you need help with this, please reach out and let us know.

This week, we are raising awareness of those who use feeding tubes—or enteral feeding, during Feeding Tube Awareness week. Narelle, one of our residents at VASS, has provided some sage advice about how to include people who use a feeding tube during special occasions, with further word from Alastair—one of our Speech Pathologists, about how people who use feeding tubes can still experience the sensations associated with eating in a safe manner.

I hope you enjoy this newsletter including the latest blog post from our client Tim Jong, this time explaining the history of reality TV. We’re looking forward to sharing more perspectives from our clients and community in the coming months – make sure you follow our social media channels so you can keep up to date.

Stay safe and well.

Yooralla CEO Terry Symonds

Terry Symonds
Chief Executive Officer


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