St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services to help protect and keep our patients, visitors, staff and doctors safe from COVID-19. Our hospital remains open with the appropriate safeguards and containment precautions in place.
- One visitor allowed per patient, per day
- Visiting Hours: 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm only
- The maximum duration of visit: 2 hours
- No visitors under the age of 16 years
- All visitors will now be required to wear masks and will be provided with a level 1 surgical mask on arrival and registration
MATERNITY VISITORS & SUPPORT PERSONS:
- At this time, visitors are unable to attend our maternity floors.
- ONE support person allowed in the birth suite only
- ONE support person allowed on postnatal floors
- The support person cannot be interchangeable
- All support persons will now be required to wear masks and will be provided with a level 1 surgical mask on arrival and registration
Maternity and Hospital TOURS are cancelled until further notice.
We currently cannot accept food or flower deliveries. If you wish to send food or flowers to a patient, please redirect to their home address.
ENTRY TO SVPHW
Additionally, to comply with the Victorian DHHS COVID-19 Guidelines; Visitors to the hospital must undergo a temperature check, answer screening questions and provide their contact details to be permitted entry
Visitors will not be allowed entry if they have:
- Have tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results, and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation
- Have arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days
- Have had known contact with someone who has COVID-19
- Have a temperature above 37.5 degrees
- Have symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or loss of taste)
St Vincent's hospitals will recommence some elective surgeries as of Monday 27 April 2020, in accordance with the guidance of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and as endorsed by the National Cabinet. Per this government guidance, there are limitations on the number and types of elective surgeries which can proceed.
Here at St Vincent's, as at every hospital, the decision to proceed with surgery will be assessed by the treating specialist and St Vincent's clinical staff on an individual case basis, according to AHPPC guidelines and specific criteria such as the risk of the procedure, the condition of the patient, available stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE), and hospital ICU and bed capacity.
If you are considering or are scheduled for surgery, please discuss your procedure with your treating doctor, GP or specialist. Alternatively, you can visit the State Department of Health information for more detail on the category 2 and select category 3 procedures which have been allowed to proceed.
If you have any further specific questions concerning COVID-19, visit the Department of Health and Human Services webpage here.