Nuvant Health Systems has announced that it has suspended operations in Victoria’s North Coast and in Victoria City following a health alert.
The Health Department said on Monday that it had received a notification from Nuvantic that the company had ceased operations at the two sites.
“The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed that the Nuvances operations have ceased and all operations have been suspended until further notice,” it said.
The health alert was issued on Monday morning, and it was unclear what prompted the company to take such a drastic step.
However, a spokesperson for the health authority told the ABC that the alert was the result of a potential health risk and that Nuvants operations were not being monitored.
Nuvants chief executive officer Paul O’Connell said the company would “work with local health authorities” to provide the appropriate support.
“We have had a lot of inquiries from residents about their health and safety concerns,” Mr O’Connors said.
“Unfortunately it’s been difficult to make any recommendations as to what we can do for the community.”
What we can say is that we will work with local authorities and provide any appropriate support.
“The company’s chief executive, Paul Ollier, said the closure was a consequence of “a serious and serious situation”.
He said the affected patients were “doing great” and that there was “no reason” why Nuvancy’s operations could not continue.”
It’s a very challenging time for the local community and the health system of Victoria,” Mr Nollier said.
Mr Olliers statement came a day after a number of patients were taken to hospital with acute respiratory illness.
He said that Nucleants operations at its two sites had been suspended and that the affected residents were “very fortunate”.”
Nucleants is doing everything possible to support the community and ensure there are no further incidents,” he said.