VISITOR RESTRICTIONS FOR THE HOSPITAL AND ROSEBANK

NEW DETAILS AS AT FRIDAY 30th OCTOBER:

  • All visitors will need to continue to wear a face mask.
  • Please use our masks which are at each entrance during your visit and keep it on at all times, this includes children over 12 (unless you have an exemption)
  • Please continue to follow all other measures including social distancing (this includes no kissing, hugging or shaking of hands with residents), hand hygiene on entering and leaving (using the hand sanitizer in the red dispensers) and respiratory etiquette
  • Members of a single household can now visit a patient/resident at the same time, this is limited to a single daily visit for up to two hours.  As only one household can visit a day, please co-ordinate who will visit on what day.
  • Due to density limitations, if visiting in the patient/residents room, the number of people will be limited to two (2) people from the same household. 
  • If visiting in an outdoor area the limit will be four (4) from the same household depending on the size of the area (outdoors is no more than 1 person per each 2 square metres) 
  • People under 16 years of age can now visit, but we ask they are supervised by an adult
  • Visitors are still not permitted in communal areas (this includes the lounge rooms, dining rooms and activity room)
  • Screening of visitors continues, all visitors must have their temperature checked and complete the visitor declaration sheet on the aged care table prior to visiting any resident
  • Flu vaccinations are no longer required for visiting, but we continue to strongly encourage everyone to have this
  • Please abide by the direction of care staff and ask any questions or share any concerns with the Nurse Unit Manager (Heather Luke) or Director of Nursing (Lorina Gray)
  • We continue to offer visitors the option to connect with loved ones through phone and I-Pads

ONGOING VISITOR RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Individuals with respiratory or coronavirus symptoms are not allowed to visit any residents or patients at YDMH.

We now require all visitors upon signing in, to wear a single-use mask that we will provide.

Hand sanitiser is also to be used before entering and upon leaving the organisation, and before and after entering a residents/patient’s room. Visitors must stay in the residents/patient’s room at all times and limit movement around the building.

When the visit is over, visitors should leave immediately. Please do not wander through hallways or spend time in public areas, including lobbies, waiting areas. Single-use masks should be discarded upon leaving Rosebank/hospital.

More information on Visiting Aged Care in Regional Victoria can be found here.

Further Departmental requirements that will be assessed prior to entry:

  • No entry to people who are unwell or who have a fever or flu-like symptoms
  • No entry to school groups
  • For residents facing the end of life, visitor restrictions will be discussed with the Nurse Unit Manager and the family

We thank our community for understanding and supporting these measures to ensure the safety of our residents.


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