Visiting hours are currently only between 3pm – 4pm daily. Patients/consumers can have one nominated visitor.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions visitors to all Swan Hill District Health patients and consumers are currently limited, in line with state-wide directions. We continue to work with our patients, consumers and their families and loved ones to enable ongoing connection and support while keeping everyone safe. Wherever possible electronic means of staying in touch are preferable at this time.
The Chief Health Officer has restricted access to hospitals where vulnerable Victorians receive care. This is to help protect elderly people, those with chronic medical conditions or those with low immunity from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients receiving treatment and care are especially vulnerable to the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and may be critically at-risk if exposed. – DHHS
All people entering Swan Hill District Health, including Acute, Sub Acute, Logan Lodge and Jacranda Lodge will be temperature tested and screened at entry, at which point a mask will also be available.
All visitors to aged care facilities must wear a mask. Visitors to other areas are encouraged to also wear a mask. You can bring your own mask, please see information below on making your own mask from DHHS.
Each patient/consumer can have one nominated visitor, for up to one hour per day. This person must be prearranged as the nominated support person who cannot provide the support electronically. Patients/consumers can speak with a nurse to arrange their nominated support person to ensure a smooth process at the screening station. Further contact and support can be provided electronically, please speak to our staff about keeping in touch.
The limit on people visiting for end of life purposes remains at two visitors with no limits to the duration of the visit. Arrangements in these circumstances are organized with the Supervisor.
Women in labour may have their partner or support person present for labour and birth and as long as required on the day of birth. Subsequent visits by the partner/support person of up to 2 hours per day are permitted.
Please see the full list of who is able to visit a hospital and exceptions: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-hospitals-covid-19
You must not enter our health service at any time if you:
For up to date information on visiting hospitals please see – www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-hospitals-covid-19
Visitors must not enter aged care facilities if they:
For up to date information on visiting residential aged care facilities please see www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-care-facilities-covid-19
For up to date information on visiting hospitals (including maternity) please see – www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-hospitals-covid-19
How to make a mask:
Information on masks translated into other languages is available on the DHHS YouTube Channel under “Translated COVID-19 Videos“
COVID 19 – Current Visiting Information
Phone (03) 5033 9300