Visiting hours are now restricted to the following hours:
9.30am to 11.30am or 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Monday to Friday
10.00am to 2.00pm Weekends (updated 26 Nov 2020)
-All visitors will undergo general COVID-19 screening including temperature checking on entry to the hospital
-Some easing of visitor restrictions will be allowed if there are exceptional circumstances as determined by the Nurse In Charge
Visitor Restrictions (subject to number of patients and size of room)
Visits should be for no more than two hours, and the number of visitors will be determined by room limits.
Maternity patients can have their partner or equivalent support person (no time limit) and other visitors for a maximum of two hours.
*When visiting patients, enter through the main hospital entrance only and report to Reception
*All visitors will have their name and contact details recorded in the visitor screening book by the screener
*You must wear a mask for the duration of the time you are in the hospital
*Only visit the patient you have been signed in for
*Maintain social distancing
*Use hand sanitiser as you enter and exit the hospital and as you enter and exit a patient’s room
Visitors are requested to wash their hands before and after patient contact. Research has shown that clean hands dramatically decrease infections. Hand cleansers are located outside each room and at entrances/exits. Alternatively wash basins are located along the main corridor and in the toilets.
Do not visit if you:
*Have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation or are awaiting test results
*Have returned to Australia from overseas in the last 14 days
*Have had contact with someone who has COVID-19
*Have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection e.g. breathing difficulties, breathlessness, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, loss of sense of taste or smell
*Have lived or worked at a location with a recognised outbreak in the past 14 days. For case locations and outbreaks, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks
*Have family and friends with a cold/flu or gastroenteritis symptoms (vomiting or diarrhoea)