Emergency Information

Visiting hospital - what you need to know

Updated 31 July 2020

Visiting during COVID-19

Please note the following visiting hours during the COVID-19 pandemic (as of 11.59pm 22 July 2020):

  • In the vast majority of cases, visitor numbers to patients at the health service and residents of Morrie Evans Wing have been reduced to one person at a time for up to an hour. 
  • There are some exceptions in extenuating circumstances if the patient’s medical condition is life-threatening.
  • A patient in the maternity ward who has given birth can only have their partner or support person visit them. That visitor can only visit once per day for a maximum of two hours. 
  • A pregnant patient can only have their partner or support person visit them. The patient can only have one visitor at a time.

We thank you for your understanding – the new restrictions are to help protect elderly people, those with chronic medical conditions or those with low immunity from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Special restrictions:

Please note the following is in place during COVID-19:

  • All people visiting the service will have their temperature checked and details taken.
  • They will be issued with a single use face mask, which must be worn while in the health service.
You must not enter the hospital if you:
  • Are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, sore throat, running nose, shortness of breath or fever
  • Have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees
  • Have arrived in Australia in the past 14 days or come from metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire
  • Have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) and have not yet been given clearance from self-isolation
  • Have had known contact in the past 14 days with a person who was a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19)

For more information, please go to https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-hospitals-covid-19 


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