Revised details for visitors to YDMH Hospital and Rosebank

 

Updated 1st January to all visiting patients or residents

IMPORTANT

DO NOT VISIT OR ATTEND THE FACILITY IF YOU HAVE BEEN OR HAD CONTACT with any of the NSW or VIC High Risk listed sites. 

We are required to have a screening process in place to screen all visitors and staff who have lived or visited or been in contact with someone from the high risk Victorian sites or in NSW since 11 December 2020.

You just returned to Australia from overseas; 

Can I visit if I have NOT been in a high risk area or had contact with someone who may have been?

To protect our residents and prevent the introduction and transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the facility, Yea and District Memorial Hospital (YDMH) continues to have processes in place to limit the movement of visitors into and within the facility. These are in line with the relevant State Directives and our residents’ wishes.

As you are all aware, due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Victoria over the past week the restrictions have been reviewed by the State government and this letter has a summary of the changes.   We continue to check their websites to ensure we remain up-to-date on all changes as they occur.

Our staff in aged care are now required to wear additional PPE, including a mask and eye protection at all times in the facililty.  In addition we continue to advise all staff if they have visited any areas that are listed as an exposure site or restricted area to have a COVID-19 test. 

Visiting requirements at Rosebank:
  • All visitors will need to continue to wear a face mask, please use our masks which are on the aged care entrance table during your visit and keep it on at all times, this includes anyone over 12 (unless you have an exemption)
  • Please continue to follow all other measures that continue 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
  • Visitors – only 1 visitor per day with a maximum length of visit being two (2) hours.  It is recommended this is co-ordinated by the resident’s primary contact.
  • Visitors are asked to advise staff if they live or have been in any area that is currently a listed exposure site or area of concern.  Staff will assess if there is any risk and may need to refuse entry to our premises. They will also offer COVID-19 tests if the person has not been tested. 
Listed areas currently includes Mitcham, Mentone and Hallam, as well as NSW.   Exposure sites are listed on the DHHS website and this is update regularly.  Please be aware more areas may be included if more cases develop.
  • Due to only 1 visitor allowed children under the age of 16 are not able to visit
  • Visitors are 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 mandatory 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, please ask staff to help with this if you would like to uses these options for staying in touch with loved ones.
 

Should you require further information regarding COVID-19, please refer to the

Commonwealth Department of Health website:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Victorian State Government website:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 

You can also keep up to date by following us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/yeahospital/

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