The Illawarra/Shoalhaven District has now put in place increased visitor restrictions with the aim of minimising the spread of COVID-19.
Chief Executive Margot Mains, says the decision has been made in the best interests of patients, staff and the community.
For patients on general hospital wards and non COVID-19, there's a visiting time limit of one hour in total per day and there can be no more than one visitor at any given time.
Other restrictions include:
COVID-19 ward and COVID-19 results pending patients
No visitors. We are working to make iPads available so technology including Skype and Facetime may be used in lieu of physical visits.
COVID-19 End of Life patients
End of life visiting will be under strictly enforced precautionary protocols, including supervised application of PPE as required.
Non-COVID End of Life patients
No visitor limit or time restriction
Birthing & Maternity
Limit of 1 support person at a time, including during labour. No siblings to visit.
Paediatrics (Children’s Ward)
Limit of 1 parent at a time, with no time limit. No siblings to visit.