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Visitor Guidelines

As at 7 December, there are no changes to visitor guidelines regarding mask wearing at Peninsula Health. All visitors are required to wear a mask, and will be provided with one upon arrival to the health service.

Please note, visitors who have been in New South Wales (unless they have been cleared of quarantine by the Department of Health and Human Services) from 11 December are not permitted to visit any of our sites.
 
Keep up to date with public exposure sites indicated by the Department of Health and Human Services. View the current case locations and outbreaks list here. Please follow the advice specific to the location you attended, during the date and time listed. 
 

The following Visitor Guidelines apply at all Peninsula Health sites.

  • 2 visitors per patient for a maximum of 2 hours per day. These two visitors can be from different households. Children aged 4 and under are not included in the headcount of 2 visitors per day.
  • Visiting hours at Frankston Hospital and Rosebud Hospital are 10am-8pm.
  • Visiting hours at The Mornington Centre and Golf Links Road are 10am-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 (aged over 12) 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.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 may visit if they belong to the visiting household. Note: As per DHHS guidelines children over the age of 12 are required to wear a mask.
  • 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.
  • Please eat before your visit, and don’t bring any food with you into the health service.

Exemptions

Women’s Health

Maternity ward

  • Birthing suites – 2 support people may be present for women in labour. 1 partner may remain for an unspecified time after birth for initial family bonding.
  • Post-birth, or for those admitted to the Women’s Health UnitA partner, co-parent, intended co-parent or the newborn’s legal guardian can be present any time between 8am and 8pm. Siblings can visit for 2hrs per day.
  • Other visitors (grandparents, close family etc.) – can visit between 10am – 11am and 6pm – 7pm. However, only 2 visitors are permitted at a time, and face masks will be required at all times due to social distancing requirements. We ask that our patients co-ordinate their visitors during these times.

Maternity Outpatients

  • Pregnancy Care Clinics1 support person may attend, however face masks will be required at all times due to the inability to maintain social distancing.
  • One support person may attend ultrasound examinations. The maximum is one support person, children will be unable to attend ultrasound examinations. 

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • 2 visitors from one household for a maximum of 2 hours; this can be a different household each day.
  • Visiting hours are between 10am and 8pm.
  • Executive approval is required for visiting outside of the above hours.

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

  • 2 visitors from one household for a maximum of 2 hours; this can be a different household each day is permitted between 3 and 7pm.
  • For patients in the terminal phase (care of the dying pathway), 2 visitors from one household for a maximum of 2 hours is 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.
  • In times ED has a designated suspected COVID Area, there will be no visitors to this area. 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.