Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions
Visitors should not enter the hospital if they have:
- a current diagnosis of COVID-19
- a fever or a cold or a flu-like illness, including symptoms such as sore throat, cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing
- been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus and are therefore required to self-isolate for 14 days.
- been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results.
In the interests of protecting the safety of patients within our facilities, St John of God Health Care hospitals in Western Australia will only permit overseas visitors or visitors who have travelled from States or Territories not considered ‘very low risk’, to enter a West Australian St John of God Hospital if they can demonstrate that they:
- have quarantined in WA for a period of 14 days, and
- have had a negative COVID-19 test result within the last three days of that quarantine period.
Visitors who are quarantining should not be residing with family members who are visiting the hospital. If you need to get a COVID-19 test, here is a list of locations.
Please find the latest information regarding COVID-19 and controlled interstate border arrangements on the WA Government website.
In the absence of visiting in person, we will work closely with patients and loved ones to facilitate interaction via video communications mediums (Skype, Facetime etc.)
We ask that our patients have a maximum of two visitors at any one time during visiting hours, in line with State Government guidelines.
All visitors to the hospital are required to sign in via the Safe WA App and QR code to collect contact details, in accordance with current Public Health Orders, to assist in contact tracing.
Instructions will be displayed at the entrance to guide visitors to access registration using your smartphone camera. If you do not have a smartphone you can provide your details at the major entrances to the hospital on a paper register.
All information collected is stored securely by St John of God Health Care and the Government of WA, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act that operates in Australia. The information is temporarily held for a period of 28 days and then automatically deleted if not required for contact tracing purposes.
Thank you for your compliance with this process and assisting us to keep those within our facility safe.
Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital.
If you are seeking assistance, or testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit your nearest COVID-19 clinic; or contact your GP.
You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
We understand the importance of connecting with families and loved during times of need and warmly welcome visitors to the St John of God Murdoch Community Hospice.
If you arrive after hours, please ring the bell at the front entrance. Our caregivers may be busy attending to patients, so please allow a few minutes for them to respond.
St John of God Murdoch Community Hospice is situated within the grounds of St John of God Murdoch Hospital on the South Street side of the campus, with car access via Gate three on Fiona Wood Road.
Bereavement and counselling
Spending time with a loved one who is at the end of life can be difficult.
Our specialist team of pastoral care practitioners, psychologists and counsellors are here to support you.
There is no cost for this service.
Cafes and shops
Patients and visitors are welcome to access the cafes and gift shop located within the hospital, which is a short walk from the Hospice.
For more information, go to our facilities page.
Staying in touch with loved ones isn’t limited to visiting hours with our hospital WiFi. Both patients and visitors can enjoy free internet access.
To access the hospital WiFi:
- connect to the “Guest” wireless network
- enter your details and accept terms and conditions
- click the “Hotspot Login” button.
St John of God Murdoch Community Hospice is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds.