OUR VISION
We are recognised for Excellence in Rural Healthcare

OUR MISSION
To deliver best of available health and wellbeing services to our community.

OUR VALUES
We share and demonstrate the common values of the Victorian public health sector, for all Victorians.

OUR STRATEGIC PRACTICES
Our Strategic Practices is Services, Workplaces, Infrastructure, Partnership and Role.

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Residential Aged Care

Our mission is to deliver the best of available health and wellbeing services to our community.

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Visiting Hours at Cohuna District Hospital & Aged Care

As of Thursday 9th September at midnight:

Workforce and Visitor Check-in
•   All workers and visitors must check in to the facility using the Service Victoria check-in app.
• Residents do not need to check-in.
• Emergency workers attending an emergency do not need to check-in.

Contractors
• Non-essential contractors are restricted entering the facility.

 
Visitors are only permitted into aged care or other sensitive settings for the following reasons:
Permitted reasons
• To provide care and support for the resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing (including mental health supports and support for people living with dementia); Note: this may
include a person who is visiting to prevent harm to a person's mental or emotional health due to social isolation
• As a nominated person under the Mental Health Act
• As a nominated person providing support for a resident living with Dementia
• To provide interpreter or informal language support
• For learning to support the resident’s care upon discharge
• To provide end of life support
 
Requirements for visits
• Two visitors at one time (a group may exceed the “two visitors at a time” rule if dependents of a visitor are in the group and care for the dependents cannot be arranged).
• Do not have to be from the same household.
• No time limits.
• It is one of the permitted reasons.
• No more than two visitors per day except where providing end of life support.
• All visitors are required to wear face masks.
• All workers are required to wear surgical face masks.
 
There is no daily limit on the number of visitors for end of life care visits.   End of life means where a resident’s death is expected within 28 days or less.
 
Remote / electronic visits
Providers are required to take all reasonable steps to facilitate telephone, video, or other means of electronic communication with support persons and family members to support the wellbeing of residents.
 
This facilitated communication should be reasonable and appropriate in the circumstances (e.g. phone call support for someone with hearing difficulties would not be appropriate).
Prospective residents
• Prospective residents not permitted to visit.
 
We thank you for your continued co-operation.