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Helen Butler - Friday, March 13, 2020

Visiting Hours & COVID-19 Updates

Visitor restrictions are now in place for KDH until further notice due to the current Victorian state snap lockdown.

No visitors are permitted into Glenarm Aged Care or the Acute Ward except for end-of-life reasons or other specified purposes.

We will endeavour to update you as soon as possible regarding the relaxation of the current restrictions. In the meantime, please utilise other methods of communication including phone, facetime and skype. Thank you for your understanding. Let's keep our loved ones safe during this challenging time.

Acute Ward: Hours between 10am and 8pm daily

 Two (2) visitors at a time and up to five (5) visitors in total per day. Exemptions are for end of live - always two visitors at any time, however, number of visitors per day are not limited.

Visitors do not have to be from the same household and no time limit on the length of the visit

Non essential contractors are restricted from entry.     

 

Glenarm: Hours between 1pm and 4pm daily

Two (2) visitors at a time and up to five (5) visitors in total per day.  Exemptions are for end of life - always two visitors at any time, however, numbers of visitors per day are not limited.

Visitors do not have to be from the same household and no time limit on the length of the visit.

A group may exceed the "two visitors at a time" rule if dependents of a visitor are in the group and care for the dependents cannot be arranged (ie children)

Prospective residents/consumers are allowed to visit. 

    

Hospitals and care facilities, require the wearing of face masks as part of their COVIDSafe plan.

You must not enter any hospital or aged care facility if you:

  • are awaiting a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result (unless granted exemption under exceptional circumstances)
  • are unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or fever
  • have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees
  • arrived in Australia from overseas within the last 14 days
  • have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) and have not yet been given clearance from self-isolation
  • have had known contact in the past 14 days with a person who was a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). 
  • have visited any of the listed exposure sites listed on the DHHS website https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks
  • have worked in or volunteered in any hotel quarantine sites
  • have been released from hotel quarantine in the past 14 days

Updated directions are available on the DHHS website at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-hospitals-covid-19#current-restrictions  

Returning to Victoria

Create a COVID-19 Border Entry Permit to cross into Victoria from NSW.

Learn more about the Victorian border crossing permit including details of green, orange and red zones.

 

Kerang District Health have now opened up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on a Thursday for the Astra Zeneca vaccination.  Please contact 5450 8099 to make your booking 

Check your eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccination here: 

 Click        https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

Update for Kerang COVID Vaccination Clinic

The Kerang COVID Vaccination Clinic are only providing Astra Zeneca vaccines at this stage.

For those people in the 50 – 59 year age group who have already received the first Astra Zeneca vaccine, we strongly advise that you stay booked in to have your second Astra Zeneca vaccine. The recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is to not switch between doses of AZ and Pfizer.

The only sites offering Pfizer vaccines at this time across the Loddon Mallee Region are - Swan Hill, Echuca, Bendigo, Castlemaine and Mildura. We will update you as information comes to hand. Please go to the relevant hospital websites and Facebook pages for booking information.

We need to stress that the benefits of having coverage against COVID-19 outweigh the risks. We encourage the community to take up opportunities to be vaccinated.

 

ACUTE & GLENARM

Visitors must comply with all screening and infection control measures put in place by the hospital.  Visitors must: 

  •  Wear a face mask in any hospital or care facility across Victoria unless there is a lawful reason not to do so 
  • Even with a face mask, you should keep at least 1.5 metres apart from others
  • Wash your hands after using lifts, holding railings and every time you enter and exit the patient’s room 
  • Follow hospital set rules about visitor and time limits  
  • Follow rules about wearing specific masks, gloves or gowns if requested by staff.
    

 

Visiting KDH

All visitors will need to check in at reception and answer the visitor declaration questions.

We have introduced a QR Code to complete COVID declaration by way of using your smart phone. Visitors can be registered manually with our reception staff.

   

During Business Hours:

Visitors to the facility will use the QR Code upon reading the Visitor Declaration available at the main entrance.

By completing the QR Code you are confirming that you have read the Declaration and are well and can safely be in the facility.

Reception staff will still be available during normal business hours to assist you and to attend to those who do not have smart phones.

You will still receive a sticker from reception staff before entering any departments.

 

After Hours and on Weekends (5pm – 0830 am and weekends):

The reception desk is not manned.

The QR Code is still available at the main entrance along with Visitor Declaration.

The Visitors Contact Log (for those without smart phones) will be located in the Acute Ward and Glenarm to be completed before visiting.

 

Any visitor who is unwell or waiting for a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result or has been to any of the areas of concern as listed on DHHS website should not visit.               

 

   

                               

     

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

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

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

* Do you want to know more about quarantine and isolation? Are you isolating at home or caring for someone required to isolate?  Click the link for more information. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19#how-to-care-for-those-in-isolation-or-quarantine

* Translated COVID-19 resources: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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