COVID-19 update

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COVID-19 update

Frances Perry House has updated its visitor guidelines.

The main changes are:

1. From Monday 21st December, one partner or support person can now accompany a patient to their WOGS outpatient and diagnostic test appointments. We have limited space in our waiting room so please arrive as close as possible to your scheduled appointment. Please note, partners do not need to attend and we still welcome partners/support people participating in appointments via FaceTime.

2. From this week, inpatients at Frances Perry House can have one partner/support person present any time, with no time limit on their stay. They can also have one additional visitor between 14.00 and 20.00 hrs, and that visitor may be a sibling of the newborn baby. There can be a maximum of two visitors in the room at one time.

Please remember that it is always perfectly okay to decline visitors. The post-natal period can be an exhausting time, and many of our patients have told us that they were able to rest more freely when visitors were more restricted because of the pandemic.

It is still imperative that we continue measures to reduce risk at all times. All people entering the hospital will be screened and required to wear a surgical mask at all times. Please adhere to social distancing recommendations within the hospital including the waiting room.  Any visitors with symptoms such as runny nose, fever, cough, altered taste/smell will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

WOGS remain committed to doing everything we can to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our patients, their families and our own staff.

We will continue to update you as soon as the visitor guidelines change, and we would like to thank your ongoing understanding.

The full updated Royal Women’s Hospital visitor guidelines can be found here: https://www.thewomens.org.au/…/new-visitor-guidelines