Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients and visitors
17 Mar 2020
Updated 10 July 2020
Information for patients
Elective surgeries are being reintroduced in line with State guidelines, in addition to our continued focus on providing urgent care.
If your previously postponed surgery can now be scheduled, or there are any changes to your upcoming surgery, your specialist will be in touch to discuss this with you.
If you have:
- flu-like symptoms
- temperature greater than 37.5 degrees
- travelled overseas or interstate in the last 14 days
- been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
contact the hospital for further advice.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to the virus please call ahead.
We are continuing to limit the number visitors we welcome into our hospitals, in line with state guidelines. Select the hospital you are attending to see more details about restrictions currently in place:
- St John of God Ballarat Hospital
- St John of God Bendigo Hospital
- St John of God Berwick Hospital
- St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital
- St John of God Geelong Hospital
- St John of God Pinelodge Hospital
- St John of God Warrnambool Hospital
- St John of God Bunbury Hospital
- St John of God Geraldton Hospital
- St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals
- St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital
- St John of God Murdoch Hospital
- St John of God Subiaco Hospital
You can get the most up to date information and guidelines relating to visitors at your state’s department of health website:
All visitors can expect to be screened on entry and cannot visit if they:
- have travelled within 14 days of the planned visit
- have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus
- are feeling unwell.
While some COVID-19 restrictions are being gradually eased, we are maintaining our precautionary measures to help keep our patients safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Thank you in advance for your support of this.
Call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.