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Visitor Guidelines – Restrictions in place

From 28 September 2020 the following Visitor Guidelines apply at all Peninsula Health sites.

  • Patients on the General Wards and Mental Health are permitted to have 1 Visitor a day for up to a 2 hour period, this can be a different person each day
  • Visiting hours at Frankston Hospital and Rosebud Hospital are 10am-8pm.
  • Visiting hours at The Mornington Centre and Golf Links Road are 2pm-8pm.
  • Visitors are not permitted for patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected of being COVID-19 positive (until contact precautions removed).
  • 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.
  • Please note that some exemptions apply for Maternity, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, ED and ICU. Please see more information below.

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.
  • Only one carer/ visitor at a time may visit.
  • No visitors under the age of 16.
  • Only immediate family/Next of Kin or specified carer.
  • Visits are for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
  • All visitors must complete the COVID-19 Screening Form/ Attestation and have their temperature checked.

Exemptions

Women’s Health

Births/Pregnancy Assessment Unit

  • One partner or support person.
  • During labour and birth, the support person can be present at any time.

Maternity ward

  • A partner or support person of a women can attend the labour and birth for as long as required. For the immediate post birth period the partner or support person may remain on the WHU for an unspecified time on the day of birth but this will not include an overnight stay.
  • Visiting hours for the newborn the days following birth will be restricted to the co-parent, intended co-parent or newborn’s legal guardian once per day for an unspecified time between the hours of 8am-8pm. If there is no co-parent one visitor for the mother for 2hrs between 5-7pm
  • Women experiencing perinatal loss may have their partner stay overnight to provide emotional support.

Maternity Outpatients

  • Pregnancy ultrasounds only the pregnant woman can attend
  • Pregnancy clinic- only the pregnant woman can attend face to face appointments unless significant risk factors or poor outcome is going to be discussed or disclosed
  • EPPAS clinic- support person permitted if discussing at risk or non-viable pregnancies

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Visitors are not permitted to the ICU.
  • Executive permission is required to facilitate visits considered on a case by case basis.

Paediatrics and Special Care Nursery

  • Parents, guardians and carers may visit patients under the age of 18 together at all times.
  • No siblings.
  • One person only to stay overnight.

Palliative care

  • Two visitors per patient are permitted for up to two hours per day between 3 and 7pm
  • For patients in the terminal phase (care of the dying pathway), two visitors are permitted at any time of the day i.e. two people maximum per day. Other visitors will be considered on a case by case basis.

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.
  • Visitors to the treatment areas in SSSU or within the ED can have 1 visitor for 1 hour.
  • No visitors to the Suspected COVID Area / Extended Care Unit. Executive permission is required to facilitate visits considered on a case by case basis

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.
  • If you are collecting your loved one, please wait outside the building 

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.