Thermal scanners to be installed at five sites

For additional employee, patient and visitor safety, Monash Health is implementing ten thermal scanners across five sites.  The scanners will be located at key entrances to Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital and the Kingston Centre.

The scanners will be used to scan people entering for signs of fever.  This is an enhancement to the current process where we screen patients and visitors at entry.

The equipment arrives today (Thursday 9 April) and will be installed as soon as possible.

The thermal screening will commence with the review of patients, visitors and contractors. Importantly, we will screen employees from next week.  This means access to the sites will be further consolidated to ensure all people entering our sites are thermally screened.

MMCMCHDandenongCaseyMoorabbinKingston
Patient / visitor accessMain entranceMain entranceMain entranceMain entranceMain entranceMain entrance
Staff accessNorth entrance

MMC

North entrance MCHStaff entrance near EDRear entrance

 

For practical reasons there are some exceptions to this scanning.  The below areas will continue with local screening processes and temperature checks via tympanic thermometer:

  • Emergency Departments
  • McCulloch House
  • Residential care
  • Contractor screening to continue at identified locations with temperature check via tympanic thermometer (Monash Medical Centre Loading Bay 2, Dandenong Hospital Loading Bay 2)

Authorised by Andrew Block, Chief Transformation Officer
Signed off by HICT 9 April 2020



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