CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff is of great importance at South Perth Hospital. We are closely monitoring the situation in Australia regarding the spread of COVID-19. Measures are in place to minimise the risk to our patients and staff. These include:

  • Daily updates from the Australian Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Regular updates from the Western Australian Department of Health.
  • Screening of all patients to determine if you have a risk of COVID-19 exposure. E.g. Travel from, or through, overseas countries or outside WA within the previous 14 days.
  • Monitoring of all staff to determine if they have a risk of COVID-19 exposure. E.g. Travel from, or through, overseas countries or outside WA within the previous 14 days, or contact with people are COVID-19 positive or being tested for COVID-19.
  • Providing frequent updates to all staff and visiting medical practitioners regarding work restrictions if they have had a possible COVID-19 exposure risk.
  • Access to experienced infection prevention and control personnel if required.

 

Visiting Restrictions:

Surgical Patients:  Accompanying persons / Visitors will not be allowed unless there is a particular need for the patient to be accompanied e.g. by a carer or by parent if child being admitted. In this case one person will be allowed. Each admission will be assessed individually to assess need.

Medical Patients: only one visitor (next of kin) per day for a maximum of 1 hour will be allowed. Requests for additional visitations will be assessed on an individual basis by the Clinical Nurse Manager.

Children will not be allowed to visit.

 

Entry to the Hospital:

From Monday 6 April 2020, the only entry into the hospital will be via the Main entrance on South Terrace. All people entering will have their temperature taken at the entrance prior to admission. Any person with a temperature of 37.5oC or above will be denied entry. Any person refusing to have their temperature taken will be denied entry to the hospital.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the hospital prior to your admission.

 

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