Further limits to hospital visitors

31 March 2020
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The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has today implemented further restrictions on visiting hospital patients, in a bid to minimise the spread of COVID-19. 

From today, there will be restricted hours for essential visits to patients in general wards at all of the District’s hospitals:

  • Patients can only have one visitor per day, for no more than one hour.   
  • Visiting will only be permitted between 11am-12pm and 4pm-5pm.

Other visiting restrictions:

COVID-19 ward and COVID-19 results pending patients  

No visitors. We are working to make iPads available so technology including Skype and Facetime may be used in lieu of physical visits.    

COVID-19 ICU

No visitors

COVID-19 End of Life patients

End of life visiting will be under strictly enforced precautionary protocols, including supervised application of PPE as required.

Non-COVID End of Life patients

No visitor limit or time restriction   

Birthing & Maternity

Limit of 1 support person at a time, including during labour. No children under 16 to visit.  

Paediatrics (Children’s Ward)

Limit of 1 parent at a time, with no time limit. No children under 16 to visit.

Disability

Visitors with physical and/or cognitive impairment will be considered on a case basis via the nursing team.    

A reminder also that you should not be visiting patients in hospital if you: 

  • Have a fever or a cold and flu-like illness; or
  • Have been overseas in the last 14 days; or
  • Have been in contact in the last 14 days with anyone who has COVID-19.

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