Visiting

Important Update:

All Visitors will need to comply with the Victorian travel permit system – any visitors who have returned from red and orange zones will need a negative COVID result and have completed isolation requirements as per DHHS travel system.

Any Visitors that have attended known exposure sites will need to have completed DHHS directives regarding testing and/or isolation

Visitor restrictions effective 11:59 pm February 12th, 2021

General Wards, ICU, Day Oncology & Day Surgery:

·        No visitors permitted

Paediatric Patients:

·        One parent allowed to accompany child at all times

Maternity:

Birth Suite:

·        One nominated partner or support person, over the age of 16, can attend 

·        This person is not interchangeable

·        There are no time restrictions; however, we do ask that support persons limit their comings and goings from our birth suite to minimise risk to our patients and staff

Postnatal Ward:

·        No visitors 

·        One nominated partner or support person, over the age of 16, is welcome to attend our postnatal ward

·        This person is not interchangeable

·        There are no time restrictions; however, we do ask that support persons limit their comings and goings from our postnatal ward to minimise risk to our patients and staff. 

Special Care Nursery: 

·        Both parents permitted at all times

·        No other visitors


Additionally, to comply with the Victorian DHHS COVID-19 Guidelines; visitors to the hospital must undergo a temperature check, answer screening questions and provide their contact details to be permitted entry 

Visitors will not be allowed to enter SVPHM hospitals if they:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results, and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation
  •  Have arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days
  •  Have had known contact with someone who has COVID-19 
  •  Have a temperature above 37.5 degrees 
  •  Have symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or loss of taste)

 

Speak with other family, friends and carers before you visit. As there is a limit on the number of people in a room at any one time, you may need to agree to visit patients at different times. It may be wise to call ahead and check with the patient, so your visit will not overlap with other intended visits. When visiting you need to ensure you follow directions from the hospital staff.