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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.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19

 

* 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

In line with current DHHS directives Glenarm has made the following changes to their visiting hours as of 23rd June 2020:   

 

  1. 10am – 12pm (one hour duration between these hours)
  2. 2pm - 4pm (one hour duration between these hours)
  3. Visits are limited to a short duration (up to one hour) for essential visits only.
  4. Visitors can only visit once per day with a maximum of two people.
  5. Children are now able to visit as long as they are well; have evidence of a flu vax and accompanied by an adult.
  6. Visitors have a responsibility to supervise any children with them, practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and to comply with directions given by Glenarm staff.

 

 

What to expect upon arrival:

  1. Glenarm staff will complete a screening assessment and check all visitor temperatures before allowing entry.
  2. Strict hand hygiene will be enforced upon entry and exit of the facility.   
  3. Visits are to a maximum of two (2) immediate social supports - family members, close friends once per day (visitors can choose a time slot within the hours specified above).
  4. Visits to be conducted in a resident’s room, rather than communal areas where the risk of transmission to residents is greater.
  5. Visitors are encouraged to practise social distancing practices where possible, including maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres.
  6. Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For example, where the resident is under palliative or ‘end of life’ care.
  7. Measures such as phone or video calls are still accessible to family and friends to ensure contact with a loved one. Family and friends should be encouraged to maintain contact with residents by phone and other social communication apps, as appropriate.
  8. On arrival, please report to the Glenarm nurses station complete a visitor COVID-19 screening form and sign the visitor’s book on entry and leaving.
   

 

Acute Ward visiting restrictions:

As of 1st June 2020 patients of the Acute ward can receive two visitations per day, a total of 2 people per day for a maximum time of 2 hours per day between the hours of 9am and 8pm.

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to the acute ward.

 ALL visitors are to use hand hygiene on entry and exit and undergo temperature screening just inside the hospital entrance.

                          

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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