COVID-19 Coronavirus

CHANGES AT SEYMOUR HEALTH & BARRABILL HOUSE

We understand that many people are concerned about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). To protect our patients, visitors, aged care residents, staff and the community against the COVID-19 virus, the following restrictions have been implemented at Seymour Health.

These changes are consistent with directions from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Government Department of Health. 


Hospital changes

Please do not enter Seymour Health if:

  • You have returned from international travel
  • You have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
  • You have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or symptoms of a respitatory illnes

If unsure, phone ahead for advice on ph: 5793 6100

Changes to entry are now in place:

  • Screening questions will be asked of every visitor, every time
  • No entry if temperature is above 37.5 C
  • Visiting hours are 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Changes to visiting hours:
  • One visitor per patient at any one time
  • Visitors should not stay longer than 30 minutes
  • No entry if you are under 16 years of age
Theatre:
  • Elective surgery is being gradually reintroduced
  • If you have had your elective surgery postponed, please contact your Surgeon for further information

 

Barrabill House changes

  • You will not be allowed entry to Barrabill House if you cannot provide evidence of Influenza vaccination as of 1 May 2020 or a medical exemption certificate
  • Visiting hours are 1-3pm daily, limited to 30 minutes - one per week (please call prior to book a visiting time)
  • Where residents are able to leave their rooms, the visit will occur in the meeting room at the front of the facility
  • No children under 16 years of age are allowed entry at this time
  • All visitors will be screened and temperature checked prior to entry - please do not consider visiting even if mildly unwell

 

COVID-19 Testing

Seymour Health will only perform testing on patients who meet the Department of Health & Human Services criteria.

For general information about COVID-19, call the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hotline on 1800 020 080 or visit the Department of Health & Human Services Website – www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

 

 

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