Public Statement

Updates on Orange Valley at Clementi

Orange Valley Nursing Homes’ Clementi Residents Test Positive for COVID-19​​ 

  • 11 residents at Orange Valley (OV) Clementi have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The first resident was diagnosed on 15 October 2021 after developing fever on 14 October 2021.

 

  • Upon confirmation of the first resident’s positive diagnosis, OV Clementi took immediate action to further safeguard residents and staff. Those who had been in close contact with the affected resident were identified and isolated. Thorough deep cleaning and disinfection of the affected areas were conducted.

 

  • The other 10 residents tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently.

 

  • In compliance with the Ministry of Health’s advisory, suspension of all in-person visits to Orange Valley Nursing Homes (OVNH) will be extended till 21 November 2021 (inclusive).

 

  • OVNH remains vigilant and protective of the health and well-being of our residents and staff.

 

  • We understand that family members may have concerns during this period. We would like to assure you that the residents’ health and well-being remain our top priority. In the meantime, we will continue to facilitate communication with residents through telephone and video calls. We thank you for your support as we do our utmost best during this period.

 

Updates on Orange Valley at Simei

Updates 22​​ September 2021

 

Two more residents at Orange Valley Simei have been confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 today following our surveillance swab tests. This brings the total number of OV​​ Simei residents diagnosed with the​​ COVID-19 virus to 20.

 

We are working closely with MOH to ensure that the residents receive the care and treatment they require in the hospitals.​​​​ 

 

The health and safety of our residents and staff remain our top priority.​​ Our team is working hard on the ground, and we appreciate the community’s support and understanding during this time.

 

Orange Valley Nursing Homes’ Simei Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 

  • 13 of Orange Valley Simei’s residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The first resident was diagnosed on 7 September 2021 after being sent to Changi General Hospital for drowsiness and fever on the same day. The resident is currently warded at Changi General Hospital for further treatment. 

 

  • Upon confirmation of the first resident’s​​ positive diagnosis, OV Simei took immediate action to further safeguard residents and staff. Those who had been in close contact with the affected resident were identified and isolated. Thorough deep cleaning and disinfection of the affected areas were conducted.

 

  • The other 12 residents tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently.

 

  • In compliance with enhanced measures from the Ministry of Health, all in-person visits to Orange Valley Nursing Homes will be suspended from 13 September to 11 October 2021 (both dates inclusive). This is necessary to protect the safety and well-being of residents and staff.

 

  • All admissions into OV Simei will also be suspended until further notice.

 

  • OV remains vigilant and protective of the health and well-being of our residents and​​ staff. Since the onset of COVID-19 last year, the nursing home has enforced precautionary measures, in compliance with guidelines from MOH and AIC. These measures include Trace Together-SafeEntry check-ins, split zone operations to minimise the risk of cross transmission, conducting twice-daily temperature taking, regular self-testings,  and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

 

  • Orange Valley Nursing Homes understand that family members may have concerns during this period. We would like to assure you that the residents’ health and well-being remain our top priority. In the meantime, we will continue to facilitate communication with residents through telephone and video calls. We thank you for your support as we do our utmost best during this period.