Outbreak management 

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak we will likely make changes to our usual health care operations to help keep everyone as safe as possible. Any changes to planned surgery or treatment will be communicated to you by your doctor or service provider.

Visitor changes

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, we will follow the directions from the Department of Health. This means, we will not be able to accept visitors except in the following permitted circumstances: 

  • Providing essential care or support for a patient’s immediate physical or emotional wellbeing, including support for people living with mental health conditions or dementia
  • A parent, carer or guardian of a patient under the age of 18 years
  • As a nominated person (as defined in the Mental Health Act 2014), including for patients living with dementia
  • As an interpreter or to provide language support
  • To learn to support the patient care upon discharge
  • As the partner or support person of a patient in maternity care or pregnancy (one per patient)
  • Is immediate family of a patient with life-threatening condition
  • End of life support or immediate family members of a patient whose medical condition is life threatening.

For the most up to date information for visiting go to our Visitors page.

Emergency Departments

During COVID-19 outbreaks, Emergency Departments are limited to one visitor per patient.

In areas with patients at higher risk or receiving higher levels of care, there may be additional restrictions and precautions.

End of life visits

Restrictions relating to end of life care visiting:

  • Two visitors at a time
  • Do not have to be from the same household
  • No time limits or daily limits
  • No specified purpose required

A group may exceed the two visitors at a time rule if dependants of a visitor (or patient in hospital) are in the group and care for the dependants cannot be arranged.

Maternity patients and partners

All expectant mums and their partners will be required to undertake COVID-19 testing and isolate prior to admission.

Once in hospital, partners will not be able to come and go, but they must remain in hospital with the mum for the entire admission period. If partners need to leave then they may only return for a 2 hour visit daily and will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Exposure sites

Visitors will not be permitted if they have visited one of the potential exposure locations.

See the list of the current exposure sites for each State:

We are committed to keeping our sites safe for our patients, clients caregivers and our community, so we thank you in advance for your support.

Testing clinics

WA 

A COVID-19 testing clinic operates at our Midland (WA) hospital. It is only accessible via the main entrance located on the corner of Yelverton Drive and Centennial Place (you can download the map for location).

The Clinic is open 8.00am to 8.00pm. Hours are subject to change. No bookings are required and please expect delays during peak periods (bring water, your Medicare card, something to read and dress for the weather – sun protection may be required).

See the full list of all current testing clinics for each State:

Keeping in contact with patients

We encourage loved ones of our patients to keep in contact with them via phone and video calls to provide support. We are happy to support this if patients need help to enable this.

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