Meet the latest recruits to NSLHD’s COVID-19 contact tracing team.
Arlita and Kara (pictured) are just two of 17 health promotion staff who have been deployed to the cause.
In recent months the health promotion team has been busy adapting existing programs and creating new ways to support the health and wellbeing of the community during lockdown. But when the call came from the Public Health Unit to work on the COVID ‘front line’ they overwhelmingly put their hands up.
Health Promotion Director Paul Klarenaar said: “Contact tracing is a crucial part of our health system response to COVID.
“It is an exhausting process but our Health Promotion team have been very willing to join colleagues from across the LHD to help limit the spread of COVID.
“Ultimately it has been a rewarding experience for the team.”
Public Health Unit contact tracing lead Rachel Wilkins has appreciated the extra hands on deck and also the positive attitude shown by the team.