Keeping the community safe
Maryvale Private Hospital is committed to following the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Victorian Department of Health to ensure our hospital and the broader community is kept safe.
We have implemented several initiatives based on recommendations by the Hospital’s Pandemic Planning Team to reduce risk to our staff, patients and the community.
For more information, head to the Victorian Department of Health Coronavirus Website.
Visiting Maryvale Private Hospital
Following recent changes in Department of Health (DoH) guidance, visitors are permitted to attend Maryvale Private Hospital as follows:
- A maximum of two visitors at a time, for a maximum of two hours (exemptions outlined below)
- Visiting hours are strictly between 11:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 7:00pm daily
- Vaccinated visitors (aged 5 and over)
- Will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination
- Will be required to wear a surgical mask at all times (for those aged 8 years and over)
- Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors (aged 5 and over)
- Will be required to show proof of a negative Rapid Antigen Test
- Will be required to wear a N95 mask at all times (for those aged 8 years and over)
- If a visitor has not undertaken a Rapid Antigen Test, they will be instructed to undertake a self-test prior to coming into the hospital
- Rapid Antigen Tests are available for purchase at the Reception Desk
- All visitors are required to sign in via our check-in system at the Reception Desk
Exceptions apply for:
- those visiting critical or palliative patients – two visitors are permitted at a time and there are no time limits
- those supporting patients with cognitive impairment
- providing support necessary for a patient’s emotional or physical wellbeing
- if they are the parent or carer of a paediatric patient
- a nominated person under the Mental Health Act, interpreter or carer of a patient with a disability
- if necessary, visitors are also permitted to accompany a patient attending outpatient clinic
- those in a group visiting in exceptional circumstances may exceed the ‘two visitors at a time’ rule if they are dependents of a visitor (or hospital patient) who are unable to be cared for elsewhere
Looking for guidance on social/physical distancing and other transmission reduction measures? Click here.