Shoalhaven News

Increased visitor restrictions at Shoalhaven Hospital

Coronavirus breaking news

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 ICU

No visitors

 

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.