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Helen Butler - Friday, March 13, 2020

 

Kerang District Health would like to remind members of the public not to visit relatives or friends at KDH if you are experiencing respiratory illness (or gastro for that matter). Our patients/residents and clients are our top priority – make them your top priority too! Please adhere to signage at the main entrances of the hospital and at the entrance to Glenarm aged care.

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information for the public

* What is Coronavirus, please visit:  https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

* For up to date information about the current situation, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert 

* For those travelling overseas or planning to travel overseas, please regularly review: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ 

* Who needs to isolate: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19

* Do you want to know more about quarantine and isolation? Are you isolating at home or caring for someone required to isolate?  Click the link for more information. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19#how-to-care-for-those-in-isolation-or-quarantine

* Translated COVID-19 resources: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

 

* National Coronavirus Health Information Line – 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  

Updated Changes for Visitors to Kerang District Health as of 23rd November  2020.

 

Facemasks are mandated and need to be a fitted face mask, not a scarf or other partial covering.  KDH have face masks available if required.  No facemask - no entry unless under the age of 12 years.  Facemasks need to stay on for the entirety of your visit.

 

You must not enter any hospital or aged care facility if you:

  • are awaiting a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result (unless granted exemption under exceptional circumstances)
  • are unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or fever
  • have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees
  • arrived in Australia from overseas within the last 14 days
  • have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) and have not yet been given clearance from self-isolation
  • have had known contact in the past 14 days with a person who was a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

  

     VISITING HOURS FOR ACUTE WARD  and GLENARM ARE BETWEEN:

 10AM AND 8PM

 

COVID screening, temperature checks, declarations of health and wellbeing and wearing of masks at all times within the facility are compulsory.

Please click the COVID-19 screening form to download the visitor declaration.  Present your completed form and have your temperature recorded for entry to all areas of Kerang District Health. 

Updated directions are available on the DHHS website at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-hospitals-covid-19#current-restrictions  

 

WHAT TO EXPECT UPON ENTERING KERANG DISTRICT HEALTH

ACUTE

 

There have been further updates in Victoria regarding visitors attending health facilities.

 All previous restrictions on visitors regarding numbers, duration and reason have now been removed.

 Acute Ward Visiting Hours will remain between 10 am – 8pm every day.

  • There are no Chief Health Officer direction limits on the purpose of visits, the number of visitors or the length of the visit.
  • Visitors need to follow visiting rules set by the hospital. These may vary between hospitals.
  • People of any age can visit people in hospital. 
  • Do not visit someone in hospital if you are feeling unwell. This is to protect vulnerable people who are being treated in the hospital.

 

Visitors must comply with all screening and infection control measures put in place by the hospital.

 Visitors must: 

  •  Wear a face mask in any hospital or care facility across Victoria unless there is a lawful reason not to do so 
  • Even with a face mask, you should keep at least 1.5 metres apart from others
  • Wash your hands after using lifts, holding railings and every time you enter and exit the patient’s room 
  • Follow hospital set rules about visitor and time limits  
  • Follow rules about wearing specific masks, gloves or gowns if requested by staff.

  • In some cases, hospital wards may be closed to visitors to keep vulnerable patients safe or may restrict visiting to close family. This information may also be found on the hospital’s website. 
  • Speak with other family, friends and carers before you visit. This will avoid a situation where the hospital rules on visitor limits is exceeded as adequate space may be an issue in rooms. The total number per patient room is 5 persons (this includes the patient).
  • You may need to agree to visit patients at different times or arrange a garden visit.

 

Hospital staff will help you follow these conditions to help keep your family members or friends safe. 

  •  COVID screening, temperature checks and declarations of health and wellbeing remain in place.
  •  On arrival during normal Monday to Friday business hours, please report to the main foyer screening station or reception desk to complete a visitor COVID-19 screening form, temperature check and declaration of being well, before you enter patient care areas.
  •  After-hours (up until 8pm and on weekends), COVID screening forms will be available in the main foyer for you to complete and take with you to the Acute Ward or Glenarm or download form here.  This form and a temperature check is an ongoing requirement for KDH.
  •  The COVID Screening form will also be available to download from the KDH website.
  •  Outside of visiting hours and on weekends, the main KDH entrance door will be locked (e.g. from 8pm and up until 10am). If urgent, please use the intercom system.

 

 

GLENARM

 

 

There have been further updates in Victoria regarding visitors attending care facilities.

  •  Glenarm Visiting Hours are between 10 am – 8pm every day.
  •  There are no limits on the purpose of visits, the number of visitors or the length of the visit.
  •  Visits to people living in care facilities are no longer limited by Chief Health Officer directions.

 Visitors will need to follow visiting rules set by the facility.

  • People of any age can visit people in care facilities.
  • Do not visit someone in a care facility if you are feeling unwell.
  • Visitors to any care facility across Victoria must wear a face mask, unless they have a lawful reason for not doing so.
  • All personal care workers, including hairdressers and barbers, can visit care facilities to provide hairdressing services to residents.
  • Care facilities must comply with the four square metre rule that limit the number of people that can be in a shared communal space at the same time.
  • Density limits do not apply in bedrooms of aged care facilities.
  •  Residents of care facilities can go out from the care.

Visitors must comply with all screening and infection control measures put in place by the hospital.

Influenza vaccinations are strongly encouraged.

 Visitors must: 

  • Wear a face mask in any hospital or care facility across Victoria unless there is a lawful reason not to do so 
  • Even with a face mask, you should keep at least 1.5 metres apart from others
  • Wash your hands after using lifts, holding railings and every time you enter and exit the patient’s room 
  • Follow hospital set rules about visitor and time limits  
  • Follow rules about wearing specific masks, gloves or gowns if requested by staff.
  •  Speak with other family, friends and carers before you visit. This will avoid a situation where the hospital rules on Glenarm visitor limits is exceeded as adequate space may be an issue due to density measures in communal areas. You may need to agree to visit patients at different times or arrange a garden visit.

 Hospital staff will help you follow these conditions to help keep your family members or friends safe. 

  • COVID screening, temperature checks and declarations of health and wellbeing remain in place.
  •  For resident safety reasons, the Glenarm entry door will remain locked after 4pm so please use the doorbell.
  •  On arrival during normal Monday to Friday business hours, please report to the main foyer screening station or reception desk to complete a visitor COVID-19 screening form, temperature check and declaration of being well, before you enter patient care areas.
  •  After-hours (up until 8pm and on weekends), COVID screening forms will be available in the main foyer for you to complete and take with you to the Acute Ward or Glenarm. This form and a temperature check is an ongoing requirement for KDH.
  •  The COVID Screening form will also be available to download from the KDH website
  •  Outside of visiting hours and on weekends, the main KDH entrance door will be locked (e.g. from 8pm and up until 10am). If urgent, please use the intercom system.

 

 

Any visitor who is unwell or waiting for a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result should not visit. 

 

 

        

                           

                   

Visit the Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer page to view the current Stay Safe directions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kerang District Health acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land on which we operate.                   

 

We pay our respects to them, their living culture and Elders past, present and future.

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

               

                                               

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