To protect our staff, patients and the wider community, we will be continuing our current temporary restriction that was advised on the 18/7/2020 for an additional two weeks, still restricting non-essential visitors to Cohuna District Hospital and our aged care facility until 7am Saturday 15th of August 2020.
Whilst we are aware there is no current activity known in our region at this time, the escalating nature of the current situation in Melbourne, and with feedback from our community and staff, we feel the most prudent course of action for the next week is a conservative one.
Midwifery restrictions remain unchanged, with only the partner/support person able to be present in the ward, while patients in the Urgent Care Centre can have one support person.
Visitors may only be allowed on compassionate grounds which will be at the discretion of the nurse manager of the relevant unit. Please call the relevant ward if you wish to arrange a visit.
All people attending outpatient appointments and visitors to Cohuna District Hospital will be required to wear a face mask. Masks will be provided on entry and should be worn throughout your visit until you exit the building. Single use masks should be discarded after leaving the hospital.
People attending appointments and visitors will continue to be temperature tested and screened when they present at Cohuna District Hospital buildings.
As the health of our staff, patients, visitors and community remains our biggest priority we have put this measure in to place so we can continue to provide the highest level of care in this uncertain phase, and will communicate out again regarding the current situation and thinking next week based on further analysis of the evolving pandemic situation the state of Victoria is currently facing.