Information for patients, aged care residents and home care clients

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.

  • One visitor per patient will be permitted to visit each day.
  • Consistent with ACT Health advice, any person who has been in a geographical area of risk within 14 days of leaving the affected area will not be permitted to enter a hospital or aged care setting. For the latest geographic areas of risk, visit the ACT Health website at: https://www.health.act.gov.au/health-professionals/chief-health-officer-alerts/covid-19-testing-information
  • Child visitors (aged 0-17 years). We request that child visitors do not visit at this time. Where a child does visit, each visit must be negotiated with the Ward Manager. Child visitors must be under the direct supervision of an adult carer at all times.
  • For patients who are at end of life, there may be exceptions to visitation restrictions. If you or a loved one are receiving palliative care or are at end of life, please contact the hospital to discuss whether an exceptional visit can be arranged.
  • Social/physical distancing of 1.5 metres separation and 1 person per 4 square metres is required.
  • Screening and temperature checks. Screening questions and temperature checks for all visitors and staff will continue. If a visitor is found to have an elevated temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or greater, entry will not be permitted.
  • Hand hygiene is important. Please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the hospital.

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

Visitors are not permitted to enter if have attended any identified area of concern or increased testing, as identified by NSW Health and listed on the NSW Health website

On most wards, two visitors per patient are allowed at a time. To comply with physical distancing requirements, the total number of visitors in a shared four-bed patient room remains limited to four. Children can visit our facilities if they are well, and must be supervised at all times if they are under 16 years of age.

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 you are visiting prior to your arrival.

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

Please visit Calvary Mater Newcastle’s website for more information and contact the facility if you have any questions.

 

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 will be permitted to visit each day. A maximum of one (1) visitor per patient will be allowed at a time. 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 manager)

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 NSW Health website.

Please contact the facility if you have any questions.

 

Visitation Update

Calvary Adelaide, North Adelaide and Central Districts Hospitals.

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in South Australia is rapidly changing. In order to effectively manage the risk of infection and protect the health of patients, their friends and family members and staff, Calvary will be stopping all general visitation in our private hospitals from Wednesday 21st July 2021.

Calvary does not take this decision lightly. With SA Health reporting growing instances of community transmission of COVID-19, we must introduce this measure to ensure the safest possible environment for the vulnerable people in our care.

What does this mean for patients and their families?

  • Calvary will be stopping all general visitation from Wednesday 21st July 2021.
  • Calvary is developing ways to help patients to stay connected with family . We are aware that this decision may be unsettling for patients, and are working to minimise social isolation.
  • For obstetrics patients, a single nominated support person will be permitted during labour, and will be permitted to visit for the remainder of your stay. If you have not done so already, please nominate this person by contacting your hospital.
  • Paediatric patients may have one parent or carer present throughout their stay. If you have not done so already, please nominate this person by contacting your hospital.
  • For patients who are at end of life, there may be exceptions to visitation restrictions. If you or a loved one are receiving palliative care or are at end of life, please contact the hospital to discuss whether an exceptional visitation can be arranged, or for patients where a care and support role is provided by a visitor. Please speak with the clinical manager to discuss arrangements.

To protect patients and staff from COVID-19 infection, we have had to act quickly. The cooperation of patients and family members in helping our staff manage the risk of infection to the people in our care has been excellent. I will continue to keep you updated as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

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.

Visitors are permitted one (1) at a time. A maximum of two (2) nominated visitors per patient will be allowed. 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 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 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

ACT Health  |  NSW Health  |  SA Health  |  TAS Health  |  VIC Health |  NT Health