Jessie McPherson Private Hospital is closely monitoring developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking all advised precautions.
The health of our patients, visitors and staff is our biggest priority. We have put in place a number of measures to keep our community safe while providing the highest level of care.
We would like to reassure our patients and visitors that we have robust infection control measures in place, and it remains safe to attend all Monash Health locations including Jessie McPherson Private. Our clinical teams and indeed all our employees follow infection control processes to protect themselves and others.
The risk to patients attending any health service is extremely low as we have the ability to isolate unwell patients.
INFORMATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Whilst published scientific data regarding the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women is currently limited, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RANZCOG) has published advice and information here: https://ranzcog.edu.au/statements-guidelines/covid-19-statement
This is a rapidly changing situation, so please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for regular updates.
You can also visit the Monash Health COVID-19 information page for updates regarding Monash Medical Centre Clayton.
If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please contact the Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 before attending a hospital emergency department or doctor’s appointment.
TEN WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CORONAVIRUS
- Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
- Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
- Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
- Don’t wear a face mask if you are well.
- Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
- Get the flu shot (available April).
- Shaking hands is optional!
Please do not hesitate to contact Jessie McPherson Private Hospital on 9594 2776 to speak to a senior member of our team if you still have concerns. Rest assured that we will continue to communicate any further updates with you.
Director Clinical Services
Maternity Unit Manager