Oryx Communities The Queenslea


We’re here to support you.

To Our Residents, Families, Friends and the Wider Community,

These are extraordinary times and we want you to know that, as always, our first priority is our residents and we will continue to provide the care and support each resident requires as per any other time at The Richardson.

At The Richardson the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff is always at the center of our decision making. As Australia moves through the rapidly changing COVID-19 landscape we will take all appropriate measures, at times more onerous than recommended, to protect our community. We sincerely thank you for adhering to our stringent measures and for your continued patience, understanding and support during this challenging time.

We understand that you and your loved ones are concerned about what the future holds and we want to reassure you that we are well prepared to care for our residents. We have a comprehensive infection prevention and control program in place for residents and staff, and have adequate stocks and supplies, including PPE, to continue providing exceptional care. We have well established relationships with our suppliers and they are committed to supporting us as an Aged Care priority customer.

Our team is taking every precaution to keep our residents and themselves safe. Accordingly, if you:

  • are feeling unwell
  • have COVID-19 or
  • have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19

Please let us know immediately and refrain from visiting our home, sending items to our home or using The Window of Love.

We continue to closely monitor official advice from the Department of Health and are committed to keeping you informed of any relevant updates and necessary changes that we are required to put in place.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact our General Manager, Joseph Bender on (08) 9381 2800.

Wishing you all good health,

Michelle De Ronchi
Chief Executive Officer

Please see our latest updates below:

COVID-19 Update 10th July 2020

COVID-19 Update 22nd June 2020

The benefits of music for the elderly on world music day

COVID-19 Update 12th June 2020

Love the skin you’re in – self care tips for the elderly

COVID-19 Update 3rd June 2020

Let’s chat – conversation starters for the elderly

How to show love to the elderly

Let’s not get SAD this winter

COVID-19 Update 13th May 2020

Happy Mother’s Day from The Richardson

Let’s Stay Connected and Age Well

COVID-19 Update 28th April 2020 – Visitation restrictions eased

Let’s Remember & Stay Connected during COVID-19

COVID-19 Update 15th April 2020

Celebrating Easter at The Richardson

Let’s Stay Connected and Entertained!

COVID-19 Update 30th March 2020 – The Window of Love

Let’s Stay Connected

COVID-19 Update 23rd March 2020 – Visitation Update

COVID-19 Update 16th March 2020

COVID-19 Update 12th March 2020

COVID-19 Update 9th March 2020

COVID-19 Update 3rd March 2020

Helpful Resources

WA Government Visiting Residents in Aged Care Restrictions 22 June 2020

AHPPC Update to Residential Aged Care Facilities About Minimising the Impact of COVID-19

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19

Restrictions on entry into and visitors to aged care facilities