Hospitals and Aged Care Facilities

There have been some changes to visiting hours in Residential Aged Care in Murrindindi Shire, to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Darlingford Nursing Home put the following restrictions in place for visitors effective 8 July:

  • Bookings must be made prior to arrival and pre-screening on arrival applies

  • All visitors must provide evidence they have had a flu vaccination

  • Hand hygiene is mandatory and a face mask is required to be worn at all times during the visit

  • A maximum of 2 visitors

  • Each resident may have up to 3 visits per week

  • There is an exemption for people visiting residents who are in end stage palliative care

Kellock Lodge have reviewed visitor restrictions and resident movement putting the following restrictions in place effective 13 July:

  • Visitations can be booked for Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Visitors will not be permitted to visit outside of these hours unless special dispensation is requested and approved.

  • Entry to Kellock Lodge is through the front entrance only

  • Residents may have up to two visitors per day, for up to one hour, within their room

  • Reception staff will continue to monitor the entry of all visitors to the facility, asking about recent overseas travel and any evidence of cold and flu like symptoms that excludes them from entry.

  • All visitors must provide evidence they have had a flu vaccination

  • Social distancing of 1.5 m must be maintained

  • Residents are encouraged to limit their visits outside of the facility to a maximum of two hours

Alexandra Hospital also has visitor restrictions in place to ensure they can protect the community and their patients. Effective Monday 13 July:

  • Visiting hours are 10.00 am - 12.00 noon and 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm daily

  • There is a limit of two visitors per patient, per day, at the same time, and only during one of the visiting times allocated above

  • No visit can be longer than 2 hours

  • No visitors under the age of 16 years

Yea Hospital and Rosebank are still taking visitors and are following recommended guidelines. Effective Monday 13 July:

  • On arrival, visitors should ring the doorbell at the Aged Care entrance and will be greeted by a staff member who will discuss the screening process with you. Where possible, people should only attend YDMH for essential medical care.

  • Individuals with respiratory or coronavirus symptoms are not allowed to visit any residents or patients at YDMH.

  • All visitors must be aged over 18 years old, and are required to wear a mask when entering our facilities. If you don’t have a personal cloth mask, a single-use mask will be provided. Single-use masks should be discarded upon leaving Rosebank/hospital.

  • Hand sanitiser is also to be used before entering and upon leaving the organisation, and before and after entering a residents/patient’s room.

  • Visitors must stay in the residents/patient’s room at all times and limit movement around the building.

  • When the visit is over, visitors should leave immediately. Please do not wander through hallways or spend time in public areas, including lobbies, waiting areas.

  • There will be no entry to school groups, or people who are unwell or who have a fever or flu-like symptoms.

  • For residents facing the end of life, this will be discussed with the Nurse Unit Manager and the family.

For the latest information, please contact the relevant facilities directly.

Alexandra Hospital - 5772 0900

Yea Hospital - 5736 0400

Darlingford Nursing Home - 5774 2711

Kellock Lodge - 5770 2100

For information on other aged and disability care services, including home care, you can contact Nexus Primary Health or Menzies Support Services.

Nexus Primary Health

Menzies Support Services