No Changes To Hospital Visiting Conditions

posted May 17, 2020, 6:36 PM by 2MG Real FM
Western NSW local Health are reminding people that there has been no changes to hospital visitors as other restrictions ease across NSW.

Chief Executive Scott McLachlan says that while some other COVID-19 measures have eased, visitor restrictions remained in place for now.

The current advice for visitors is: 

• One visitor per patient at any time. 

• Maximum of two visitors per person per day for residents in MPS facilities. 

• All visitors undergo temperature testing and screening on arrival. 

• All visitors to residents of MPS facilities must show they have received a 2020 influenza vaccine. 

• Children under the age of 18 cannot visit. 

Mr McLachlan say that this year they face the double threat of needing to contain both COVID-19 and influenza, so the measure relating to influenza vaccination, which is required under a NSW Public Health Order, is very important.

Local rules may apply so please follow the instructions of your health service team. 

If you’re unsure of whether you should be tested, or where to go, contact the Western Public Health Helpline on 1300 066 055. 

The test involves taking swabs from the back of your nose and throat. It isn’t painful and only takes a couple of minutes.