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It’s important to remember to look after your health and well being more so than ever and not ignore something minor if you are concerned. In looking at our Urgent Care Centre data over the last month, we have noticed a little increase in people presenting with Cardiac pain and symptoms, so just popping this up there as a guide. If you are unsure, get help and advice, even if it’s just something minor, before it turns into something bigger. 😊👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our thanks to all our Residents, families and staff in what has been a tough month with the 2nd wave of Covid concern. With over 120 aged care facilities affected across the state, we are extremely grateful to the community in keeping rates of positive Covid cases to 0 in our region over the last month. Whilst rates and community transmission are still evident, we are seeing a trend of decline across the state, but still a significantly horrible outcome for those exposed and infected by the Covid-19 virus, particularly in the residential aged care sector.Just an update that once again, to protect our staff, patients and the wider community, we are advising that we will be continuing our current process of restricting non-essential visitors to Cohuna District Hospital and our aged care facility for another week with the view to re-introducing a daily visit from next weekend if the trend continues to decline and those infected continue to recover without further increased community transmission. Its tough, but the cost is to big to make a step forward to soon as we have seen over the last 5 months.Please note: Midwifery restrictions remain unchanged, with only the partner/support person able to be present in the ward throughout the full hospital admission, 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. You can however visit the site and interact through the windows, it’s not the same but it brightens our residents and patients day to at least see and speak with their loved ones.As the health of our staff, patients, visitors and community remains our biggest priority we have left this measure in place so we can continue to provide the highest level of care in this uncertain phase. You can help us in the region by doing your part too: Wash your hands, wear your mask in public and get tested if you have any symptoms.Please visit our website for further details or call us on 54 565 300. ... See MoreSee Less

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Visiting Hours at Cohuna District Hospital & Aged Care 28/05/2021

Contact the Nurse Unit Manager during business hours, or the Nurse In Charge out of hours, for further information Phone 54 565 300.

As of 28 May 2021, the Victorian Chief Health Officer advises the following for visitor's to Care Facilities and hospitals.

Enhanced visitor restrictions

No visitors are permitted into aged care  except for end-of-life reasons or other specified purposes.

No visitors are permitted into the hospital except for end-of-life reasons, birthing, or accompanying a minor. Special circumstances at the discretion of Nurse In Charge.

End of life care visits - Aged Care & Hospital

  • Two visitors at a time
  • Do not have to be from the same household.
  • No time limits.
  • No specified purpose required.
  • No daily limit.
  • 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.

 Specified purposes - Aged Care & Hospital

  • Provide essential care or support for the resident’s immediate physical or emotional wellbeing.
  • Is the parent, carer or guardian of a person under the age of 18.
  • As a nominated person (as defined in the Mental Health Act 2014).
  • As an interpreter or to provide language support.
  • To learn to support the patient or resident’s care upon discharge.Enhanced face mask requirements
  • All visitors are required to wear face masks when in an indoor space or in any outdoor space when a visitor cannot maintain 1.5m distance from all other persons (except those with whom their ordinarily reside or an intimate partner)
  • Visitors will be be screened prior to entering the ward
  • Patients and residents are restricted to two visitors at one time, with no more than five visitors per day (unless for end of life reasons, where there is no limit on number of visits per day, but two visitors at one time rule applies)
  • Masks should be worn by all visitors at all times
  • Please remember that People seeking healthcare are not considered visitors and will not be denied access to healthcare for any reason.
  • All student clinical placements permitted in all clinical areas.
  • Students should be restricted from providing care/being exposed to high-risk SCOVID (suspected COVID) and confirmed COVID patients.

COVID Safe practices for visitors:

  • All visitors to the health service are required to undertake COVID 19 screening (temperature check and questions) prior to every visit
  • Use hand sanitiser or wash your hands upon entry to the hospital, entering & leaving a patient room
  • All visitors must provide their name, contact details and who they are visiting, on every visit. Visitors must proceed directly to who they are visiting, and avoid entering other areas in the facility.
  • Wear a face mask at all times if over 12 years of age
  • Keep 1.5 metres apart at all times, even whilst wearing a mask

You must not visit if you have:

  • are unwell or have even the mildest symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), such as:
    • fever or temperature over 37.5 degrees
    • loss or change in sense of smell or taste, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and/or runny nose
  • have coronavirus (COVID-19) and you are currently required to isolate
  • have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19) within the past 14 days and you are currently required to quarantine
  • have been tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and have not yet received your result
  • have arrived in Australia from overseas in the past 14 days.

As the health of our staff, patients, visitors and community remains our biggest priority these measures are in place so we can continue to provide the highest level of care.