Hospital and aged care visiting hours

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Thursday 18 February 2021
Visitor restrictions have changed following the easing of the state-wide COVID-19 lockdown. However strict rules still apply.


HOSPITAL AND AGED CARE VISITORS (Updated February 2021)



One visitor per day per patient in hospital or in our aged care facilities for up to 2 hours. 


Exceptional circumstances apply for end of life care, a parent or carer of a child patient, a birthing partner, a patient with a disability.


Birthing/ Maternity :

Birthing suites: Two support persons allowed per patient during the delivery
Post natal (ward) Once the patient is on the maternity ward, only ONE nominated support person
Can visit for unlimited time during the day


Visiting Hours:
10am-6pm when the screening desk is operational
One visitor per patient for up to TWO hour and only ONE visit per day.
Enter via the West Gippsland Hospital main entrance for in patient visits


*Exemptions for end of life care, a parent or carer of a child patient, a birthing partner, a patient with a disability.


Conditions of entry
All Visitors must:
• Not visit if they are unwell or awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test
• Not visit if they have been in a current DHHS reported hot spot or exposure site
• Be screened for signs of COVID 19 prior to entry
• Sanitise hands on arrival to the Hospital, when using lifts, stair rails and every time you enter or leave the patients room
• Wear a surgical mask, which will be provided to you
• Maintain 1.5m physical distance from others
• Follow staff instructions at all times
• Adhere to unit/department visitor limits where indicated


*For latest state-wide COVID-19 restrictions and exposure sites go to the Victorian Government (DHHS) COVID-19 website:
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-victoria


*For information on local testing sites (respiratory clinics) go to Gippsland PHN:
https://www.gphn.org.au/covid-19/