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.
- Only one visitor per patient per day
- Visiting Hours: 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm only
- Visits are capped at a maximum of two hours
- No visitors under the age of 16 years
MATERNITY: ONE partner or support person (over 16 years of age) is allowed to stay with the patient
*Please note* As restrictions are being relaxed within homes and public spaces across Victoria, visitor restrictions are still being adhered to in our hospitals. This is for the safety and protection of our vulnerable patients, loved ones and staff. When our visitor restrictions change, we communicate this immediately via this website and social media.
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:
- Arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days;
- Recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus; or
- A temperature over 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection.
MATERNITY and Hospital TOURS are cancelled until further notice.
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. If you would like to ask any questions about your booking at our hospital, please contact us at 03 9218 8016. 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 in relation to COVID-19, visit the Department of Health and Human Services webpage here.