Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Our priority is to protect our patients, staff, and visitors by minimising the risk of COVID-19 being introduced to the Hospital. In order to do this, we have implemented the following restrictions: 

PATIENTS ARE ALLOWED 2 VISITORS PER DAY

The visitors can be different each day. Visitors need to come one at a time however, two can come at the same time if one of the visitors requires assistance.

Visiting time slots are 11:30am-1pm or 3.30pm-6:30pm.

The nominated visitor must:

  • Be older than 12 years of age
  • Have received two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide evidence
  • Have received their second vaccination dose at least 14 days prior to their visit
  • Answer our COVID-19 screening questions at Reception
  • Wear a correctly fitted surgical/face mask on entry to the Hospital grounds and for the duration of their visit, including in the patient’s room
  • Not visit any other patients within the Hospital
  • Check-in using the NSW Government QR code located at Reception

Visitor access for palliative care patients will be coordinated by the Medical Ward manager.

People must not visit the Hospital under any circumstances if they:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms or are generally unwell
  • Are told they are a contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and need to isolate
  • Live in a household with a person who is currently isolating
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.

For further information from NSW Health please click here

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Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses.

Hygiene practices to limit the risk of infection

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of tissues immediately after use and wash your hands or apply hand sanitiser.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms.

Flu-like symptoms to watch for:

  • Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Aches / pains
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Fever / chills or night sweats
  • Headache
  • Difficulty breathing

See your GP or Emergency Department, but please call ahead before attending.
Alternatively, you can call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 (24-hour health advice)

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