COVID-19 Alert: Wednesday 22 December – Inpatient visitation on Christmas Day

Inpatient visitation on Christmas Day

Recognising that visitor restrictions can be particularly challenging for our patients and loved ones at this time of year, we are taking steps to ensure all inpatients have access to a visitor on Christmas Day. 

Christmas Day visits are by appointment only. All appointments must be made via the local ward team and will be managed by the Nurse/Midwife Manager in order to ensure social distancing in our wards. The process for this will be distributed to Nurse/Midwife Managers on Thursday 23 December 2021.

These visits are in addition to those currently allowed under our current visitor restrictions.

Non-COVID positive patients

  • One visit of up to two people (dependants unable to be cared for elsewhere can attend and are not included in these numbers).
  • Visits are to occur in one hour allocation times from 0800 to 2000 (Kingston 1000-1900).

COVID positive patients

  • One visit of one person.
  • Visits are to occur in one hour allocation times from 0800 to 2000.
  • Visitor must wear appropriate PPE (Nurse/Midwife Manager to ensure there is time and support for adequate PPE in scheduling appointments).

Entry requirements

Existing entry requirements, including checking in using the Vic Gov QR Code Service, and mask use apply.

Residential Care Facilities

There are no changes to visitation in our aged care facilities. Residents may have up to five visitors per day, including dependents, for any reason.

Thank you again for the vital work you are doing, and best wishes for the festive season.

Andrew StrippChief Executive

All managers are requested to share these updates with their teams and discuss at stand-ups and handovers. Please print a copy and display it in communication books and on employee noticeboards. 

As advice and information evolve, please regularly consult the latest updates by visiting the Victorian coronavirus website and the Monash Health COVID-19 website.



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