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 as of Monday 29 March, 2021:

 ICU & General Wards

  • Two visitors per patient at any one time between 3.00 – 8.00 pm
  • Maximum visiting time: 2 hours

Day Surgery & Day Oncology

  • One visitor/carer for discharge purposes

Paediatrics

  • Parents at any time (one parent overnight)
  • Two visitors per patient at any one time, between 3.00 – 8.00 pm for 2 hours

Outpatient Appointments

  • One visitor/support person can accompany to appointments

Exemption to the above restrictions include:

  • End of life support, life threatening medical conditions
  • Disability carer support
  • Patients who require assistance with communication, mobility or behaviour support
  • Breastfeeding

Maternity

Birth Suite:

  • Two support persons can attend our birth suite

Postnatal Ward:

  • One support person allowed at all times
  • Two visitors per patient at any one time, between 3 pm-8 pm
  • Siblings of newborns: Siblings are included in the two visitor limit. In instances where a family have three or more children, we will allow all siblings to attend at once. We ask that siblings are accompanied by only one other adult visitor - preferably the support person, to reduce overcrowding.

Special Care Nursery:

  • Parents permitted at any time


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.