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Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

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.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance

 

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

 

  1. If you have general concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.
  2. If you are very unwell, seek medical advice and assistance.
  3. For a medical emergency, ring 000

Coronavirus update for Acute Ward and Glenarm

 

Restriction of Visiting Hours at KDH is in the best interest of your loved ones and will help to protect their health and wellbeing.

Please stop as you enter the hospital main entrance and read the signage prompting you to use the hand hygiene station.

If you are feeling unwell, please do NOT enter!

 

Glenarm has made the following changes to their visiting hours:

  1. Visiting hours are from 3pm to 4pm for essential visits only
  2. Visits to be of a short duration, ideally 15 minutes but no longer than 30 minutes.
  3. Glenarm’s main door is locked outside of the above times.  The public are asked to  please call 54509278 if you have any queries outside these hours
  4. Visitors are report to the nurse’s station on arrival, complete a COVID-19 screening tool and have their temperature checked.  The ward clerk will man the nurse’s station during this time. 
  5. All Consumers and families have notified of this change

 

Acute Ward have restricted visiting hours in line with Glenarm to between 3-4 pm:

  1. Patients will be allowed 2 visitors only per day (persons 16 years and under are not permitted)
  2. Please proceed to Acute reception where you will be taken through a COVID-19 Screening Tool before entering any patient or consumer area. Staff will also take your temperature.

                                 Allied Health - visiting specialists and health professionals

All visiting specialist and healthcare worker consultations have now ceased at Kerang District Health until the end of April 2020 due to COVID-19 and will be reviewed again closer to May.   Pathology and Radiology continue to operate.  Please see details on the pathology/radiology page.

  

Hand Hygiene is the single most effective way of preventing spread of infections. Soap and water is just as effective as alcohol based hand rub and should be used if your hands are visibly soiled.

Remember to pat your hands dry with hand towel, not rub. Use moisturiser morning and night to ensure you don’t get dry, cracked skin. Dirt and infectious bugs can get into cracks in your skin and be transferred from one person to another.

We understand the disruption and frustration of the restrictions and thank you for your cooperation in following our visitor's guidelines, which have been put in place to prevent COVID-19. Our residents and patients are vulnerable and these measures have been put in place to protect their health and wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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