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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. 

 

 

New guidelines as at 31 May. 

As per the Department of Health guidelines, no visitors are permitted into health care settings, (including outpatient appointments), except for end-of-life reasons, as a support partner for birth, or a parent to accompany a child. Any visitors outside these guidelines must be approved by a Peninsula Health Executive Director.

Exemptions

Women’s, Children and Adolescent Health

Pregnancy Clinic and Ultrasound Appointments 

  • Woman only attending clinic and ultrasound appointments – no partners or children

Birthing Suites

  • Two support people in labour (including partner) – able to stay for unspecified time following birth but not overnight.

Inpatient Maternity

(antenatal and postnatal)

  • Partner/Support person can visit each day. Normal visiting hours (8am-8pm)

Exemption

  • Perinatal bereavement partner/support person may stay 24/7
  • Surrogacy – one intended parent admitted to unit with babysecond intended parent  of baby 2hrs per day – no other visitors or siblings

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

·       1 parent per child

·       1 parent can stay overnight 

Emergency Department (ED)

  • No visitors permitted in ED the waiting room to allow for safe physical distancing
  • 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. Executive permission is required to facilitate visits considered on a case by case

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.

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
  • For visits inline with the guidelines, visiting hours for Rosebud Hospital, Frankston Hospital and the Mornington Centre are between 10am and 8pm.

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.