COVID-19 UPDATE: For our Visitors and Patients
From 15 July 2022
As you may know, the current Omicron wave continues to spread across NSW and our LHD continues to feel the impact. Our daily reported cases are increasing, as is the number of staff furloughed due to COVID illness or being a close contact, and we have escalated our local response to the situation.
In addition to the measures outlined earlier this week, we will move to limit visitors to our hospital to reduce the risk of COVID transmission within our facility.
From today, we will move to stagger visitation. A patient will be allowed two visitors, but only one person in each session. It may be a different person, or the same visitor, in each session to a maximum of two in the one day. The current visiting session times will remain the same, at this stage.
We will be stepping up community messaging around this requirement and why these measures are required.
Areas managing outbreaks may temporarily close the ward to visitors, if deemed necessary. Please ensure this is communicated to families in a timely manner.
As always, compassionate visitation exemptions should be considered and escalated to the Unit Manager or Director of Nursing as appropriate.
UPDATED VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
- We will allow 1 visitor per patient per session only. Can be different visitor per visiting session.
- Visiting Session Times: 11:00am - 1:00pm & 5:00pm -7:00pm
- Visitors MUST be fully vaccinated over the age of 12 years.
- Visitors under the age of 12 years (5-11years) who have had at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccination.
- No visitors are permitted to DSU (Day Surgery)
- All visitors will be screened and must wear a surgical mask correctly at all times
- Have not arrived from overseas in the past 7 days
- Do not have any COVID-19 symptoms
- Have not tested positive to COVID-19 in the last 7 days
- Have not been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days
For further information please visit NSW Health guide to hospital visitation - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Visiting Hours are 11:00am - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm
We will allow 1 visitor per patient per visiting session.
For more information visit NSW Health guide to hospital visitation - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
For patients and/or visitors arriving from overseas, it is a NSW Health directive to 'Undergo a test (rapid antigen or PCR) for COVID-19 as soon as practicable, and within 24 hours, after arriving in NSW and self-isolate until they get a negative result.'
Do Not visit high risk settings (aged care, disability care, healthcare and correctional facilities) for at least 7 days after arrival in NSW.
For further information please visit NSW Health Guidelines
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