Resthaven’s international connection to Thai aged care provider, Baan Sudthavas, continues to provide both organisations with ideas and learning, as we all face the uncertainties of COVID-19.
During international concern on vaccine availability, Baan Sudthavas founder, Arnop Chirakiti, reached out to Resthaven’s Senior Manager Service Development, Lynn Openshaw, to ask advice, and share information and achievements.
‘We were all thrilled to receive a recent email from Arnop, about their successful vaccine rollout in Baan Sudthavas in early June,’ says Lynn.
‘Arnop had reached out to their local hospital about the possibility of providing vaccines for their staff, and the hospital agreed to this request, providing a specific vaccination clinic for Baan Sudthavas staff.’
‘All staff members have received their first dose of vaccine against COVID-19! A truly marvellous thing to hear for our international friends.’
Resthaven has been liaising with Arnop and the Baan Sudthavas team about COVID-19 management plans – they have already conducted three drills on their “separate and isolate” contingency plans, to determine how they would manage any outbreak on-site.’
‘Since the beginning of Resthaven’s professional relationship with Baan Sudthavas, it has been great to share knowledge, and above all, perspective between one another.’
‘During uncertain times such as COVID-19, it is comforting to know that we are all in this together. Resthaven’s relationship with Baan Sudthavas solidifies this important mindset.’
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.