In this section:
Patients: Please review updates to patient information BEFORE admission.
It is your responsibility to respond to screening questions honestly and accurately. Failure to do so puts patients, staff and yourself at significant risk.
Visitors: Updated restrictions in place.
For the safety of patients, staff and doctors, all visitors are required to have their temperature checked.
Hours of entry are 10.30am-12.30pm or 5-7pm only.
- There is a limit of one visit per day by two (2) visitors at one time, who must be immediate family, next of kin or a carer and over 16 years of age.
- Visitors to maternity wards are restricted to one (1) person for the duration of the admission (partner or significant other only).
- COVID-19 positive patients, or those awaiting test results, are not allowed visitors.
- No entry if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not fully recovered and discharged from isolation.
- Further restrictions may apply at the discretion of clinical care staff at each site.
We recognise the importance of keeping patients and loved ones in contact and encourage other ways like phone, FaceTime and Skype.
You will not be permitted to enter our sites or hospitals:
If you have travelled in the past 14 days.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Breathing difficulties or wheezing
- Any other signs of respiratory infection
Those at greater risk of contracting this virus include:
- Those with compromised immune systems, for example oncology patients and the chronically ill
- The elderly
- Those with underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease
- Those you have travelled overseas in the last 14 days
COVID-19 has the following features:
- Highly contagious
- Spread via droplet: sneeze, cough, directly and via contaminated surfaces
- Most susceptible are the elderly and or those with chronic medical conditions
- You may be contagious before symptoms show
- Lasts for one to two weeks or longer
- Causes respiratory infection and may lead to pneumonia
How you can protect yourself and your family:
- Hand hygiene is the best defence. Use hand santiser and wash your hands with soap and water.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or cough into your elbow. Dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards.
- Face masks are not recommended for use by members of the public in Victoria.
- We recommend you reconsider overseas travel. 14 days of self-isolation is mandatory on your return.
If you have travelled overseas, been in contact with someone who has confirmed COVID-19 and/or are experiencing the above symptoms, your first point of contact is your GP. Make sure you call ahead to let them know your concerns or symptoms.
For more information about COVID-19, see the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.
If you suspect you or a family member has COVID-19 you should call (not visit) your GP or call the national hotline on 1800 020 080. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
Advice and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) for medical specialists and VMOs.