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Visiting Family/Friends in Hospital?

Visitor access during COVID-19 restrictions

Visitor access is currently restricted. See below:

  • Visitor restrictions are currently in place for all MLHD health facilities to protect residents and patients from infection of COVID-19
  • In line with advice from NSW Health, visitors have restricted access to MLHD’s Residential Aged Care facilities until further notice
  • Visitors undertaking essential caring functions or where a resident is seriously unwell may be given consideration by the on-site manager 
  • Mask wearing is mandated for all people entering and remaining in health facilities. 

 

MLHD allows exemptions for maternity, children and palliative patients. Please ask the Nurse Manager or the Facility Manager for more information about exemptions at your hospital.

 

Contact your relevant health care facility for more information. 

Hospital Visiting Hours

We recognise that family and friends are really important to helping patients feel better and recover faster.  

We want you to visit when you can but it’s important to be sensitive to all patients. In special circumstances visiting hours may be flexible and we suggest you contact the Nurse Unit Manager or Nurse-in-charge on the ward prior your visit if you have special circumstances. Contact information for each facility can be found on the 'Our Facilities' page.

 “After Hours” access can be arranged if required.

Visitors who are unwell or have flu like symptoms are asked to please not visit the hospital.

Hospital Etiquette    

Being aware and considerate really helps us to keep our hospitals and facilities safe. This includes understanding when you should and shouldn’t visit.

We ask that you always follow the basic rules of hand hygiene and if you’re not well, don’t visit until you are feeling better.

Often our natural defences are weakened when we are not well, or after an operation. It is important to take this into consideration if you are a patient of a facility, or visiting a patient of a facility.

You should always adhere to the directions of the facility and the health care workers.

It is important we all work together to protect loved ones, health care workers and everyone within our facilities.

Last updated: 06 September 2021
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