Patient and visitor guidelines recap

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Patient and visitor guidelines recap

While COVID restrictions have eased in the community, the visitor and patient guidelines for Frances Perry House/The Women’s remain the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here is a brief recap of the guidelines – you can also visit thewomens.org.au/COVIDinfo for more detail.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thank you for your ongoing support in keeping patients, families and staff safe.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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➼ Screening: Every person who enters the Royal Women’s Hospital Building will be required to complete a health questionnaire and present to the screening desk. Please give yourselves a few extra minutes to get through screening when you arrive at the hospital for your WOGS appointment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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➼ All maternity patients and their support person must have an asymptomatic COVID-19 swab test at 37 weeks and then weekly until delivery. Patients and partners/support people can get their tests at any COVID testing centre. (Frances Perry House does not offer pre-admission COVID swabs).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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➼ Labour and Birth: One (1) partner/primary support person may be with a woman during labour and birth with no time limit. After a birth, the partner/support person can stay with their partner for the duration of their hospital stay. No children are permitted to visit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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➼ Special Care Nursery: Two (2) parents or guardians are welcome to visit with no time limit. No children are permitted to visit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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➼ Elective Caesareans and booked inductions: All patients who are having an elective Caesarean or booked induction, and their partner/support person, are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to admission and then isolate until admission. All antenatal patients will have an asymptomatic COVID-19 swab taken on admission.⠀⠀⠀

➼ Outpatient appointments and imaging/diagnostic appointments: Patients must attend appointments alone. Partners are very welcome to Facetime into appointments.
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➼ Children: No children are permitted to visit. Babies aged 12 months or younger may accompany their mother in Frances Perry House, provided that both pass screening.⠀
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➼All visitors must wear a single-use surgical face mask.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀