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. 


COVID-19 testing

Seymour Health has COVID-19 testing available through our Urgent Care Centre.

We are following Department of Health and Human Services guidelines regarding testing eligibility.

Please phone ahead on 0436 345 573 to book your appointment.  This mobile is manned from 9am - 12noon Monday to Friday. Please leave a message if you call outside of these times - our staff will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively, call main reception on 5793 6100.

 

Restrictions

  • Everyone in Victoria must wear a face covering, unless an exemption applies
  • If you are in the car alone or with someone from your household, you do not need to wear a face covering; however you should put your face covering on before you leave your car
  • If you are doing strenuous physical exercise you do not need to wear a face covering but you must carry one with you. Strenuous exercise includes activities like jogging, running or cycling but not walking.
  • All visitors to Seymour Health are required to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit, observe social distancing and practice hand hygiene

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 2.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Please remember to practise social distancing, good hand hygiene and to wear your face mask when visiting
Changes to visiting hours:
  • One visitor per patient at any one time
  • Visitors should not stay longer than one hour
  • 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

  • Visiting is by pre-arranged appointment, limited to 30 minutes - one per week in a designated visiting room
  • Please call 5793 6170 prior to book a visiting time
  • Visitors are required to practise social distancing and wear masks for the duration of their visit
  • 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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