Be Part of the Solution – New Limits on Visiting the Hospital Will Help Protect Us All

 

You are the frontline of our fight against Coronavirus.

Every individual person in this community has the power to reduce the impact that Coronavirus will have here.

You have the power to reduce the spread of the disease, by practising good hygiene, staying home if you are sick, and avoiding unnecessary outings.

In order to protect our patients and the community, we’re asking you to help us greatly reduce the number of people that visit the hospital.

LIMITS ON VISITING

From now on, only 2 visitors per day, per hospital patient will be allowed. Only immediate family members will be able to visit. Only 1 visitor will be allowed with a patient, at a time.

  • Visits will be limited to a maximum of one hour, per visitor.
  • Visitors will only be allowed on the wards between 2 – 6 p.m.
  • All visitors must check in at the nurses station on the ward.

Exceptions can be made for the family of patients receiving palliative care, and maternity patients.

We do understand this will be difficult for those of you who have family members and loved ones in the hospital. We encourage you to stay in touch with them by phone or video call.

This is not a decision we are taking lightly, and appreciate fully what this will mean to some families. In special circumstances, please call the Nurse Unit Manager looking after your loved-one to discuss visiting arrangements.

Visitors and guests will not be permitted in the Dialysis and Oncology Units.

Existing restrictions are in place for Maddocks Gardens. Here’s more info about that.

Only the other parent will be allowed to attend Ultrasound appointments with the mother. Call our CBD Campus at 5150 3300 for more information.  

All visitors to any areas of the hospital will be screened.

  1. Have you travelled overseas in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  3. Do you have an illness, especially a fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms?

If you answer YES to Questions 1 or 2:

You must not enter the hospital. You are required to self-isolate. Go home, and call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.

If you answer YES to Question 3:

Seek medical assessment by calling your GP or the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398. If you are urgently unwell, present to the Emergency Dept.

For the time being we are also closing the cafeteria and coffee cart to the public.

Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and for your contribution to combating Coronavirus.

Your choices matter. The movements you choose to make, or choose not to make, right now will have huge ramifications – for you, for your family, for the people around you.

By doing the right thing, you are part of the solution.