Western HealthLinks staff assist in Victorian coronavirus response

With the spike of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across Victoria, staff from our Western Healthlinks team are voluntarily assisting in Victoria’s coronavirus testing blitz, and screening clients for potential exposure to coronavirus.

Two of our dedicated nurses Joanna Georgiou and Chantelle Crespan are assisting the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and swab testing people in Melbourne’s hotspots.

The hard-working nurses are aiding the state’s Coronavirus testing blitz and our Director of Clinical Operations, Jennifer Collins, said they are honoured to help the Victorian community.

“People usually go overseas to experience this crisis type of work. This is a very rewarding job for our nurses. They are amazing,” said Jenny.

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Two other staff from our Western Healthlinks team have also started on a special project with the DHHS.

Xam Tchen and Swasitika Bhattarai-Ghimire are telephoning 1,200 Western HealthLinks clients in four weeks to screen them for potential exposure to Coronavirus.

The Customer Service Administrator and Enrolled Nurse have already made 360 calls, and the feedback is that clients are so thankful to receive a call checking they’re okay.

As an innovative provider of the highest quality of care, we draw on our community spirit, our values, our expertise and our amazing staff, to continue to rise to the challenges presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Media Contact

Hannah Campbell | Communications Officer
T 08 9208 8310 | E hannah.campbell@silverchain.org.au

About Silver Chain Group



We are a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. We help people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home.

We have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. We currently deliver our services in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

With over 4,000 staff and 130 volunteers, we assist more than 100,000 people to remain living in their homes and community every year.

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