YDMH visitor restrictions have changed

Effective from 14th July 2022

The following guidelines are provided as clarity to the visiting conditions for our Acute and Aged Care services.

Hospital Visitor Guidelines

 All visitor restrictions to hospital patients have been removed however a face mask is required indoors unless an exemption applies 

 

Hostel/Nursing Home Visitor Guidelines

Hostel/Nursing Home visitors must be fully vaccinated and show evidence of a negative result from a rapid antigen test taken on the day of the visit. 

All visitors aged 8 and over must wear an N95 face mask indoors unless an exemption applies. 

Visitors (aged 18 and over) who are not fully vaccinated must specifically wear a N95 respirator face mask for the duration of their visit and show a negative result from a rapid antigen test on the day of visit.

Each patient can have up to two visitors at a time.

You can visit a patient if:

  • if it is an end-of life visit
  • if the patient is ill with a life-threatening condition
  • to provide essential care and support necessary for the patient’s emotional and physical wellbeing
  • if the patient is under 18 and you are the patient’s parent or guardian
  • if the patient has a mental illness or is living with dementia and you are their nominated person
  • if you are required to provide interpreter services
  • if you are required to support the patient upon their discharge
  • if the patient is pregnant or giving birth and you are their partner
  • if you are accompanying the patient to the emergency department, or
  • if you are accompanying the patient to an outpatient appointmen14th July 

We will continue to provide updates as required

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