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HOSPITAL VISITOR GUIDELINES
Under the changes to Victoria's pandemic orders, hospitals are able to tailor their own visitor guidelines based on what is happening in the community.
COVID numbers are rising locally and as a result we have decided to further restrict hospital visiting hours.
Visiting hours will be daily 4pm-7pm.
This measure is being taken to reduce the risk of visitors spreading the virus to patients.
Maternity patients will be allowed 1 visitor between 4pm-7pm. Visitors must be immediate family such as a grandparent of a baby, a sibling of the baby (over the age of 16) or the sibling of the parents. No children under the age of 16 will be allowed into the Thomson maternity unit. All visitors must undergo a rapid antigen test (RAT) on arrival to the Thomson Unit and wear a surgical mask which will be supplied at the hospital's main entrance. Our Special Care Nursery is still off limits to all except the parents of the baby in our care.
The Avon Unit is managing COVID-positive patients and medical patients | If you are visiting a medical patient in Avon, please seek advice/approval from the nurse in charge.
No visitors to Nicholson Rehab | This unit is managing COVID-positive patients and COVID risk. As patients in this unit may be severely unwell, we ask for your understanding as we seek to reduce any further risk of transmission and infection.
Visitor guidelines for all other areas:
If you have any of the following symptoms:
please get tested for coronavirus. Don't put our patients or staff at risk.