COVID-19 Update

Updated Tuesday 2 March, 2021

UPDATE TO VISITING RESTRICTIONS

In response to the Victorian Government’s easing of stage 4 restrictions, visitor restrictions have been updated, as indicated below.

As a condition of entry, visitors must:

  • Not visit if you are unwell
  • Be screened for signs of COVID-19 on entry
  • Register on entry
  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain 1.5m physical distance from others
  • Follow staff instructions at all times
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

GENERAL WARDS (31 North, 31 South, 51 South)

  • Two visitors are allowed between the hours of 11am and 8pm.

MATERNITY WARD (51 North)

We recognise the specific needs of our maternity patients and the importance of the role partners/support people play. Please be aware that partners/support people will need to follow strict guidelines once they are on the ward. Thank you for understanding that these measures are necessary to keep our new mothers and their babies safe.

BIRTH & PREGNANCY ASSESSMENT UNIT (PAU)

  • One partner or support person may be present at any time.

POSTNATAL PATIENTS (AFTER BIRTH):

  • Partner or support person is welcome to remain throughout the postnatal stay
  • Two visitors (inclusive of children) are welcome between 11am and 8pm
  • At any one time, a maximum of two persons per patient, is permitted. This allocation is inclusive of partner/support person, visitors and visiting children
  • Visiting children must be under the direct supervision of an adult at all times

SPECIAL CARE NURSERY:

  • All parents with babies in the Special Care Nursery will be provided with a carers certificate that allows them to visit at all times

 

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

  • Two visitors may visit a patient in Intensive Care between the hours of 11am and 8pm.

TERMINAL CARE OR LIFE-THREATENING SITUATIONS

  • Four visitors can provide compassionate support for a patient at the late stages of a terminal illness or where there is a high risk of death in relation to impending treatment or surgery.
  • Visits are not time-limited.

UNSTABLE OR DETERIORATING SITUATIONS

  • Four visitors can provide support to a patient whose condition has been assessed as unstable or deteriorating. Visits are not time-limited.
  • Visiting hours are between 8am and 8pm daily or as needed for acute deterioration.

PALLIATIVE CARE

  • Three visitors can provide support for Palliative care patients whose condition is stable.
  • Visiting hours are between 11am and 8pm daily.

CAREGIVERS

Where a patient requires caregiver support it should be discussed with the local care team.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Coordinator on 9594 5167 if you still have concerns. Rest assured that we will continue to communicate any further updates with you.

 

ELECTIVE SURGERY

Updated Wednesday 17 February, 2021

In response to the Victorian Government’s easing of stage 4 restrictions ‘circuit breaker’, elective surgery will resume as of Thursday 18 February 2021.

 

SCREENING OF ELECTIVE SURGERY PATIENTS

Updated Wednesday 16 December, 2020

In line with the Department of Health Human Services (DHHS) advice, Jessie McPherson Private Hospital will cease routine preoperative swab testing for surgical patients from 30 November 2020.

We will continue verbal screening all surgical patients for COVID-19, this will involve going through a series of screening questions over the phone. Swab testing will only be required if a patient screens positive as a result of the screening questions and we will work through this process with you.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make changes to our activity and processes in line with DHHS guidelines.

 

 

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