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Visitor Guidelines

Before entering our health service

  1. Please check that you have not been at a COVID-19 public exposure site during the date and time listed by the Department of Health. Click here to view the current case locations and outbreak list.
  2. Please complete the Online Visitor Screening Form, by clicking here, and show the completed form to the concierge. 
  3. Please be aware of, and follow the below guidelines for visitors. 

 

 

From 21 August, as per the Department of Health guidelines:

No visitors are allowed except end-of-life reasons or for a permitted purpose.

Any visitors outside these guidelines must be approved by a Peninsula Health Executive Director.

Visitors are not permitted for patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected/probable for COVID-19. Visitors must go straight to the area where the patient is located and stay with the patient at that site. Visitors and patients must not walk throughout the facilities unless it is for treatment purposes or to use the public amenities. All visitors will be required to wear a face mask provided by Peninsula Health whilst in the facility.

Alternatives to visiting such as phone calls and video are encouraged where possible.

For permitted visits, Rosebud Hospital, Frankston Hospital and the Mornington Centre visiting hours are between 10am and 8pm. Other speciality sites may have alternate visiting times. Please check with the managers of specialty areas if they are not specified. Please note that the guidelines for permitted visits may change based on the condition and location of the patient. 

Exemptions

Women’s Health:

Visitors entering maternity will be required to undergo COVID-19 swabbing during COVID peak. 

If visitors have mask exemptions they are permitted in birthing suites during this time, however they must wear masks whilst transitioning through the service.

Pregnancy Clinic

  • Woman only attending clinic – no partners or children
  • Pregnancy Ultrasounds – woman only
  • EPPAS clinic can have a support person based on AMUM guidance/approval

Birthing Suites

  • Two support people in labour (including partner) – partner is able to stay for unspecified time following birth but not overnight (and during COVID peak these visitors will under go swabbing)

 Inpatient Postnatal

  • Partner only – usual visiting hours apply 8am-8pm

Exemption

  • Perinatal bereavement partner/support person can stay 24/7 

Special Care Nursery

  • 1 parent per baby (Mother prioritised) no siblings
  • 2 parents in the event of PIPER transfer
  • Second parent can attend on discharge

Paediatric Ward

  • 2 parents at any time no siblings
  • 1 parent can stay overnight

Emergency Department (ED)

  • No visitors except for end -of -life reasons, or a parent to accompany a child.
  • Visitors in the ED waiting area are not permitted, unless parents of children.
  • Paediatric patients presenting to the ED can have one care giver throughout their ED stay.
  • In times ED has a designated suspected COVID Area (Extended Care Unit) there will be no visitors to this area.

Palliative Care

Under special circumstances palliative care can make exemptions on compassionate ground with executive approval

Other visitors

  • No company representatives, contractors or other external visitors to any area in the hospital. An exemption may be provided for urgent engineering or facility maintenance. The Infection Prevention and Control Unit must be phoned for exemptions.

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Requirements for carers/ visitors in all areas

  • Do not attend if they are unwell.
  • Maintain 1.5m distance from patients, employees and others.
  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment must be worn as directed.
  • All visitors must complete the COVID-19 Screening Form/ Attestation and have their temperature checked.
  • As part of the attestation process, visitors must confirm that if they have been a resident of hotel quarantine in the last 7 days, they have had a negative COVID-19 test 7 days post leaving hotel quarantine. 
  • Please eat before your visit, and don’t bring any food with you into the health service

Our dedicated health care teams are doing their best to keep you and your loved ones safe and well.

Please be considerate and kind to our staff and remember to practice hand hygiene and physical distancing when visiting.