COVID - 19 Latest Information

Primary Health Medical Centre

Opening times have been changed to:

Monday – Friday   8am – 6pm
Saturday   8am – 12pm
Sunday & Public Holidays   9am – 12pm

The Primary Health Medical Centre suggests that patients opt for telephone consult, especially for results and scripts. Scripts can be sent to a Chemist for patients to collect.

Phone: 03 5033 9900 for more information.

30th March 2020

Swan Hill District Health has confirmed that a person who is a Health Care Worker at Swan Hill District Health has tested positive for coronavirus.

This test was undertaken at the Swan Hill District Health Fever Clinic.

The person had returned from overseas and on returning, took the necessary measures to self-isolate as a precaution.

Swan Hill District Health is aware that this person travelled with a Swan Hill District Health co-worker. We understand that the second person has not tested positive and has also self-isolated. Neither person has returned to work at Swan Hill District Health since their return from overseas nor entered the health service to our knowledge.

Swan Hill District Health is providing daily monitoring of the affected person who is recovering in isolation at home.

Visitors can only enter via the main entrance is Splatt St and will be asked a few quick questions and registered as a part of the screening process. (This could change depending on advice)

Visitor information:

If you are visiting our health service you will be screened before being able to enter.
To keep patients and staff safe you will not be able to visit if you:

  • have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) and have not been discharged from isolation
  • have arrived in Australia within 14 days of your planned visit
  • have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • have a temperature over 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease or have other queries related to coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days -1800 675 398
Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

For the latest information on #Coronavirus disease in Victoria, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus #COVID19

Swan Hill District Health Acute Respiratory Assessment Clinic

Swan Hill District Health Acute Respiratory Assessment Clinic (Fever Clinic) is participating in the program to screen patients who present to fever clinics and do not meet the testing criteria, in order to estimate the amount of undetected COVID-19 in the community. This program involves every 5th person who presents to our clinic, who would not otherwise be tested, now receiving a COVID test.

Since opening last week, our clinic has screened an average of 20 people per day with approximately 40% of those meeting the criteria for testing. Our Clinic has from today (26/03/20) extended our hours to be open 11am-4pm Monday to Friday to meet the increasing demand.

For general information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) go to: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

COVID – 19 – Restricted Access for Visitors

Please be advised that as of today, Sunday 22nd March, strict restrictions on visiting hours applies across Swan Hill District Health.

  • Access is only via main entry located in Splatt St.
  • Visiting hours are strictly between 3 and 4 PM and limited to a maximum of 2 visitors per patient. The main entry to Swan Hill District Health will be closed at all other times.
  • All visitors to Swan Hill District Health will be screened prior to entry with visitors turned away should they not meet the screening requirements for entry.
  • Visitors to Swan Hill District Health Aged Care facilities – Logan Lodge and Jacaranda Lodge, will be screened at the entry to each of these facilities.
  • Chemotherapy & Dialysis will be closed to all visitors.
  • Day Procedure Unit & Operating Theatre will be have restricted access for visitors.

Please see link to the Guidelines for Health Services and GPs at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/health-services-and-general-practitioners-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

In this information, please read the  urgent guidelines issued last night now requiring quarantine – including for healthcare workers if the worker has travelled to Iran, South Korea, Italy or mainland China in the previous 14 days (page 13 of the linked guidelines and also attached).

Please ensure that anyone who has travelled to these countries recently are aware of the requirement for quarantine for a 14 day period.

A Chief Health Officer alert has also highlighted this new and urgent advice, available at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/chief-health-officer.

The State Chief Health Officer addresses the myths about COVID-19 (Corona Virus).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJU_T9D60xU&feature=youtu.be