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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients and visitors

What to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit a loved one in hospital.

Updated 21 July 2020 

For patients

If you have:

  • flu-like symptoms;
  • travelled overseas or interstate in the last 14 days; or
  • been in close contact* with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

contact the hospital for further advice.

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to the virus please call ahead.

Effective as of 22/07/2020 in accordance with Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions:

All people entering the hospital are required to wear a face mask.
Patients do not need to wear a mask in their patient room. However, any time you leave your room, you must wear a mask in any public areas of the hospital. 

Leave

  • Patient leave has currently ceased

Day programs and community services

We are continuing to provide our day programs and community outreach services via telehealth, however, we are working on a plan to reintroduce face to face groups.
We will provide further updates as soon as possible.

 Food and flower deliveries

  • Deliveries of food or flowers to patients are now permitted

Visitor restrictions

Effective as of 9/07/2020 in accordance with Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Visitors are not currently accepted
  • Exceptions may apply for patients who are children, those receiving end of life care, patients have a disability that requires carer support, partners of patients receiving maternity care,  patients who are attending outpatients or consulting appointments and require a support person.
  • Visitors who are given clearance to enter according to the exceptions are required to wear a face mask.

All visitors can expect to be screened on entry and cannot visit if they:

  • have travelled within 14 days of the planned visit;
  • have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus;
  • are feeling unwell.  

Please call us for more information.

More information

Call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

You can also access the Department of Health website for your state for the latest information: