Information for patients, aged care residents and home care clients

 

Recent updates

Friday 15 October 2021

Calvary can confirm no additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified at the Calvary Haydon residential aged care home since 2 October 2021.

The number of either active or recovered cases is eight residents and four members of staff.

Seven residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered from the virus. We expect the remaining one resident who tested positive to be formally cleared by ACT Health as recovered from the virus soon.

Our dedicated staff continue to work diligently to keep all residents safe from infection. Our staff are trained in strict infection prevention and control protocols and continue to provide all resident care while always wearing the appropriate PPE.

For more information click here.

 

Visiting requirements at Calvary

Calvary services are continually incorporating new screening criteria for all visitors and staff, consistent with the latest advice of the relevant state and territory health authorities.

Please do not visit a Calvary facility if:

  • You have been in close contact with a person confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19
  • You have been instructed to quarantine, self-isolate, or waiting results of a COVID-19 test
  • You are unwell with flu-like symptoms
  • You have been to an identified COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days.

Please be sure to read the latest updates at the links below before visiting a Calvary hospital or residential aged care facility, or if you are a Calvary Community Care client.

 

 

Visitation Update

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Calvary Bruce Private Hospital, and Calvary John James Hospital.

Please note the following directions from the ACT Chief Health Officer are in place from 12 August 2021:

  • Visitors may not enter Calvary Hospitals
    • Exceptions apply for circumstances limited to end of life, birthing or pediatric care. 
      • Special arrangements are in place for patients who are approaching the end of their life.
      • Please call the nurse in charge of the unit/ward.
    • Please use telephone or video calls to keep in touch
  • ACT Health has established a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Calvary Bruce Public Hospital. To book an appointment at this Clinic please call 5124 7700 or visit the ACT Government COVID-19 website.

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please

Thank you for following the rules and keeping us safe.

Visitation Update

The following information is for Calvary Mater Newcastle, Calvary Health Care Kogarah and Calvary Riverina Hospitals.

 

Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

 

Please visit Calvary Mater Newcastle’s website for the latest updates .

 

Calvary Health Care Kogarah 

Due to the extended lockdown in metropolitan Sydney, no visitors are permitted.

For patients who are at end of life, there are exceptions to visitation restrictions. Calvary is reviewing its current arrangements for the designated person responsible to visit its Palliative Care Unit, and we will be making contact with visitors and patients to ensure that we maintain a compassionate and empathetic understanding to their needs.

Screening questions and temperature checks remain in place for all visitors and staff. A visitor with an elevated temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or greater will not be permitted entry.

Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the hospital regularly

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please visit South East Sydney Local Area Health District website.

Please contact the facility if you have any questions.

 

Calvary Riverina Hospital

Any two (2) visitors over the age of 12 will be permitted to visit each day. Visits must be strictly kept to the patient’s room and visitors must adhere to social distancing. All visitors must be double Covid-19 vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will need to be provided.

Masks must be worn at all times whilst in the Hospital. As per NSW Health guidelines, masks must be worn at all times whilst in the Hospital.

Screening questions remain in place for all visitors and staff.

Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the hospital regularly.

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please visit NSW Health website.

Please contact the facility if you have any questions.

Visitation Update

Calvary Adelaide, North Adelaide and Central Districts Hospitals.

We are pleased to advise that with the eased restrictions across SA from midnight 27 July 2021, Calvary SA hospitals (and consulting suites) will be easing visitor restrictions.
General patients will now be allowed to receive up to one (1) adult visitor per patient at a time, and one (1) adult visitor is also permitted to accompany a patient to an appointment.
Please note exceptions for obstetrics, paediatrics, and palliative care, or where a care and support role is provided by a visitor apply.
Please speak with the clinical manager to discuss arrangements.

 

For the latest Department of Health COVID-19 information, visit SA Health

Please don’t hesitate to contact the hospital should you have any questions or would like more information. Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding in this difficult time.

Visitation Update

Calvary Lenah Valley and Calvary St John’s Hospitals in Hobart; and Calvary St Luke’s and Calvary St Vincent’s Hospitals in Launceston.

The number of visitors permitted for patients are subject to change based on current public health advice. Please check the current restrictions upon admission. Visits must be strictly kept to the patient’s room and visitors must adhere to social distancing.  (Exceptions available for maternity and palliative patients by speaking to the ward manager)

Screening questions for all visitors and staff: Upon entry to the hospital you will need to confirm you are well, have not recently been to a hotspot area/venue and are not under a current Public Health Direction. All visitors to the hospital are required to sign in via the Check-In TAS app (staff can assist you if required). You may be required to wear a mask.

Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the hospital regularly.

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please visit the Tasmanian Goverment website.

Please contact the facility if you have any questions.

Visitation Update

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.

Visitors should not attend the site for 14 days since leaving these identified areas of risk:

Inpatient Visitors:

  • Limit of two (2) visitors at any time during visiting hours
  • Exceptions may be granted by prior arrangement with the nurse in charge of the ward

Visitors to our Clinics or other on-site appointments:

  • Limit of one (1) carer/support person with the patient at any one time
  • Exceptions may be granted by prior arrangement with the relevant staff for your appointment

All visitors must wear a mask before entering the hospital and you must wear this throughout your visit.

Screening questions and temperature checks remain in place for all visitors and staff. A visitor with an elevated temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or greater will not be permitted entry.

Hand hygiene is important. Remember to please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the hospital regularly

For the latest jurisdictional COVID-19 information, please visit: Victoria Health and Human Services website.

Please contact the facility if you have any questions.

For more information:

Visit your state or territory COVID-19 website:

ACT | NSW | SA | TAS | VIC | NT

  1. Call the Coronavirus Hotline at Health Direct on 1800 020 080
  2. Visit the Australian Department of Health
  3. Visit the World Health Organisation
  4. Visit your State or Territory Department of Health

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