In times of uncertainty, one thing remains true – society joins together and helps each other when things get tough. We experienced this during the recent bushfire season, when we gave our all to support to those affected. I am confident that with the challenges we may face in the coming weeks and months, we’ll continue to back one another and lend a hand to people who need it most.
While we’re waiting to understand the full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to reassure you that we are taking appropriate steps to ensure we can continue to provide the best care for all injured, sick and orphaned Australian native wildlife, while balancing the wellbeing of our Foundation and Hospital team.
What actions we have taken in relation to COVID-19:
Our hospital team has been split into two teams that work together on certain days to ensure our hospital is fully staffed at all times.
We are still open to receive wildlife every day. We have a process in place to receive animals through our main hospital entrance located at 27 Miller Drive. Animals will be retrieved in a safe manner for the well-being of all involved.
Carers and local Vets have the option to meet virtually to discuss the treatment of native wildlife.
We are encouraging in-person meetings to occur virtually.
We will introduce virtual alternatives for planned events.
We will reinforce the Government's 14-day self-isolation policy for any team member exposed to COVID-19 or feeling unwell.
We have taken steps to ensure the Foundation team members can adequately work from home without disruption to our services.
We will continue to update the world with our monthly newsletter, electronic messaging, updates on social media.
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital will certainly face challenges ahead and we hope the community will continue to support our efforts to help save our Australian native wildlife. The animals need our help now more than ever as they continue to recover from the devastating bushfires, extended drought, and rain we have recently experienced.
It goes without saying that this is a difficult time for us all, and we hope you and your families remain safe and healthy during this time.
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Contact our Foundation if you are interested in further discussing ways to support the wildlife hospital: Foundation@cws.org.au