All Visitors are asked to observe the Visiting Hours and rest periods for each ward.
In line with the new Government guidelines on public gatherings, all non-essential visits to Healthe Care hospitals are prohibited in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19. Visits to our hospital are now limited to the following people:
Workers/employees (including volunteers), contractors and students
o ONE parent/guardian of a patient aged under 18 years old
o ONE carer of a patient with a disability
o ONE person accompanying a patient to an outpatient appointment
o ONE person present for the purpose of end-of-life support
o ONE person per visiting period as part of a care and support visit
o An exempt person at the discretion of the CEO
As of Thursday 28th May 2020 new visiting times will be 12:00pm - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The following people MUST NOT visit the hospital:
Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 (unless no longer directed to be self-isolated)
Anyone subject to self-quarantine
Anyone who has been in a place outside Australia in the past 14 days
Anyone who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
Anyone with a temperature >37.5 degrees or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, shortness of breath)
Anyone aged under 16 years, other than if attending for the purpose of end of life support for a patient
Mandatory screening remains in place for ALL PERSONS prior to being granted entry to the premises.
Once the COVID 19 risk has been downgraded we will return to the visiting hours outlined below.
All Visitors are asked to observe the Visiting Hours and rest periods below, and be mindful of all patients when visiting the hospital. In special circumstances, if visiting needs arise outside of the normal visiting hours, flexible arrangements can be made.
Kindly observe any signage and instructions relating to the use of mobile phones and electronic equipment in the hospital, as some devices may interfere with medical equipment.
Surgical and Medical Wards
All patients on the Surgical and Medical Units have a daily rest period. Visitors are not permitted during the rest period.
Visiting Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Rest Period: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Paterson Mental Health Unit
All Paterson Ward patients are in therapy during weekdays which offers shorter visiting hours
Weekdays: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am - 8:00pm
The Chisholm Rehabilitation Unit plans patient treatment programs during weekday mornings.