Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for Residents, Patients and Visitors

Last updated 10 December 2020

The health of our community, patients, visitors and staff is our biggest priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following precautions have been put in place to keep our community safe while supporting the provision of the highest level of care.

Visiting Simpson Ward and Urgent Care

If you have any questions relating to visiting these requirements, please contact Simpson Ward on 5358 8517.

Visitor Guidelines
  • All visitors are subject to strict screening upon entry at the front foyer
  • All visits must occur in the patients room or nominated area. The number of visitors visiting at any one time is limited by room density limits. All rooms display COVID safe density limits
  • Visiting hours are as follows: Weekdays 10am to 7pm and Weekends 10am to 1pm except in the case of end-of-life care
  • Visitors over 12 years must wear a facility supplied face mask at all times
  • All visitors must maintain 1.5m social distancing
  • Visitors must enter and leave the facility through Building A directly without spending time in communal areas
  • No visitors will be permitted to visit patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • All visitors must register contact details, date, time of entering and exiting by completing the Visitor Register.

Note: Special circumstances can be applied on a case by case basis as appropriate, please talk to the nurse in charge.

Visiting at Macpherson Smith Residential Care

Special rules apply for people visiting Macpherson Smith Residential Care during the coronavirus disease (COVD-19) pandemic. The health of our residents, visitors and staff is our biggest priority during the outbreak of COVID-19. We have put in place measures to keep our residents safe while supporting the provision of the highest level of care.

Visitor Guidelines
  • Visitor passes are no longer required
  • Residents can have multiple visits throughout the day and time limits for visiting no longer apply
  • The number of visitors visiting at any one time is only limited by room density limits. All rooms at MSRC have been measured with signage displayed to alert people to the COVID safe density of that room. If you have a large group wanting to visit, please call MSRC reception who can assist with booking of a larger visiting space.
Ongoing precautions
  • All visitors will be subject to strict screening measures upon entry at the front foyer – please follow the instructions on the signage
  • All visitors over 12 years must wear a facility supplied face mask at all times
  • All visitors must maintain 1.5m social distancing
  • Visitors must enter and leave the facility directly without spending time in communal areas
  • All visits must occur in the resident room or nominated area within or outside at MSRC.

Urgent Care Centre

The Hospital Urgent Care Center operating hours have not changed. If the condition is serious, please call 000 for an ambulance.

For any respiratory concerns, click here for more information on our Respiratory Assessment Clinic.

Please Note: Stawell Regional Health along with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. Advice is continuously updated so any arrangements may change quickly or new rules may apply in the future.