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Helen Butler - Friday, March 13, 2020

 

Kerang District Health would like to remind members of the public not to visit relatives or friends at KDH if you are experiencing respiratory illness (or gastro for that matter). Our patients/residents and clients are our top priority – make them your top priority too! Please adhere to signage at the main entrances of the hospital and at the entrance to Glenarm aged care.

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information for the public

* What is Coronavirus, please visit:  https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

* For up to date information about the current situation, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert 

* For those travelling overseas or planning to travel overseas, please regularly review: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ 

* Who needs to isolate: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19

 

* National Coronavirus Health Information Line – 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Changes to Visitor Restrictions for Kerang District Health (includes Glenarm)

Strict restrictions apply for people visiting hospitals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and visiting hours have been further restricted due to the current pandemic situation in Victoria.

VISITING HOURS FOR ACUTE WARD ARE NOW BETWEEN 10am – 12 pm and 6 pm – 8 pm 

 Individuals must not visit anyone in hospital if: 

  •  If they have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or are waiting test results and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation;
  • Those who have returned to Australia from overseas in the last 14 days;
  • Those who have had known contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days before attending the hospital;
  • Those with a temperature 37.5 degree or above or, symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste)   

 Rules on Care and Support Visits for Acute Ward:

  •  Up to two care and support visits are allowed each day 
  • For up to two hours (total) i.e. can be split
  • No more than two visitors allowed at any one time (two visitors can arrive at the hospital together. This includes patients receiving palliative care or end of life care.
  • Some visitors are exempt from the two-hour restriction – see exemption list below

Exemptions - Who is exempt from the two-hour time limit restrictions?

  •  A parent or guardian or temporary carer of a patient in the hospital who is under 18 years  
  • A carer of a patient with a disability 
  • A partner or support person of a pregnant patient 
  • A support person for a patient coming into the emergency department of a hospital 
  • A support person for someone attending an outpatient appointment  
  • A person who is providing support to a patient receiving palliative care or end of life care.  

 GLENARM AGED CARE VISITING HOURS ARE NOW BETWEEN 2pm – 3pm 

  •  Strict visiting hours are now in place between the hours of 2pm to 3pm daily for essential visits. Non-essential visits are discouraged.  
  • Visits are limited to a short duration of up to 30 minutes per day, per resident.
  • Up to two visitors can visit but only once per day (immediate social supports i.e. family members, close friends).
  • Visits will be conducted in a resident’s room, rather than communal areas where the risk of transmission to residents is greater.
  • COVID screening will be completed in the KDH foyer Monday to Friday and on weekends in Glenarm. Visitors require evidence of influenza vaccination (2020).

 For all visitors - What you must do when you are at the hospital: 

  •  On arrival, visitors are expected to perform hand hygiene and present to the reception area.
  • A staff member will take you through the COVID-19 screening tool.
  • You will have your temperature taken and recorded.

KDH Visiting Rules including Outpatients 14 July 2020         

   

  

Visit the Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer page to view the current Stay Safe directions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kerang District Health acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land on which we operate.                   

 

We pay our respects to them, their living culture and Elders past, present and future.

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

               

                                               

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