COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem has introduced visitor restrictions to help protect our patients, staff and the community and to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Social distancing is an effective way to reduce the spread of coronavirus.  As a result of a Directive regarding hospital visitors from the Victorian Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Diseases), which came into effect midnight on the 23rd March, we are limiting visitors to one per patient.  All visitors can expect to be screened on entry, including having their temperature checked; and cannot visit if they:

  • have been diagnosed with coronavirus and have not been discharged from isolation
  • have arrived in Australia within 14 days of your planned visit
  • have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • have a temperature over 37.5 degrees or have a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or otherwise unwell.

A patient is only allowed to have one visit per day by the person nominated by the patient and the visit must not be longer than 2 hours.

Two visitors at a time may be possible under exceptional circumstances, however we are unable to allow more than 2 visitors.  Please discuss your situation with us.

No general visiting is permitted at this time.

Nominated visitors will need to use the intercom to gain entry and will need to have their temperature checked at a screening desk at reception before being allowed entry. Please use the hand hygiene stations, which are located throughout the health service and at the entrance to the ward.

We encourage you to use technology to stay connected with other family and friends.  Please clean devices, including phones, before and after entering the health service.  Alcohol wipes are available at the ward reception desk and at front reception.

We also encourage you to call your loved one direct or via reception on (03 9596 2853).

We understand that these restrictions will be challenging for many families and we would not ask this of you unnecessarily. Our staff are rigorously following advice from the authorities regarding coronavirus to keep you and your visitors safe.

If you are worried, please talk with the nurse in charge.  We are here to care for you and your family.

Visiting hours

General visiting hours for Calvary Health Care Bethlehem currently remain unchanged and are usually between the hours of 7am and 8pm.

Entrance doors to Calvary Health Care Bethlehem are now locked. Visitors will need to use the intercom to gain entry.

Clinic

Entrance doors to Calvary Health Care Bethlehem for those visiting clinic are now locked to control movement in and out. Visitors will need to use the intercom to gain entry and will need to have their temperature checked at a screening desk at reception before being signed in and allowed to progress to their appointments.

Further information about COVID-19

For all Calvary COVID-19 updates visit www.calvarycoronavirusupdates.org.au

DHHS Victoria

Australian Government Department of Health