UPDATE ON VISITOR RESTRICTIONS TO YDMH & ROSEBANK

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 response, we have been directed to increase our preventative measures to keep our community and staff safe.

Where possible, people should only attend the YDMH for essential medical care.

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

All visitors must be aged over 18 years old, and are required to wear a mask when entering our facilities.

Currently, only 1 visitor per patient/resident per day for an hour or less is permitted

If you don’t have a personal cloth mask, a single-use mask will be provided. 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.

Visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus website for current information and updates: www.vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS

Proof of immunisation for this year’s Flu vaccination is required before entry

Existing checks and measures still in place are:

  • Only two visitors (close family only) per day to be co-ordinated by the resident’s primary contact
  • The maximum length of visit is 2 hours
  • A declaration is required to be completed on entry and temperature checking
  • Children under 16 may not visit
  • A social distance of 1.5 metres is to be maintained at all times
  • Visits may only occur in a resident’s room or outdoors
  • Entry to our communal areas is strictly prohibited
  • Any exceptions to the above may only be made by the Nurse Unit Manager or Director of Nursing

We will also be surveying all those entering our facilities to ensure any visitors to the facility are not suffering any covid-19 symptoms or have been recently exposed to the virus. 

The form will include the following questions:

  1. Have you returned from overseas in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  3. Do you have a fever or symptoms of an acute respiratory infection, including dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue?

Please note; If you answer yes to any of the above, we ask you do not enter the premises.

All doors, including the aged care entrance, will be locked until further notice. A doorbell is available and staff will come to unlock the doors and discuss the screening process with you.

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, this will be discussed with the Nurse Unit Manager and the family

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has asked that we wear face masks in enclosed spaces where it is hard to physical distance.

Masks should not replace physical distancing or proper hand hygiene. Please make sure you try to keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people at all times and wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

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


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