Updated Visitor Hours for the main hospital as of 7am Thursday 28 April 2022.
Up to three visitors per patient per day will be allowed on-site at Bendigo Health main hospital from 4pm to 7pm. Each visitor is allowed to stay on-site for up to two hours.
All visitors must be screened at the reception desk in the atrium accessed via Mercy Street, Bendigo. There will be no visitor access after 6pm to allow time for screening.
Visitors who cannot provide evidence of being vaccinated will be required to provide evidence of a negative RAT test. RAT tests are available in the atrium when required. Visitors are required to wear an N95 mask which will be supplied by atrium staff.
Updated April 22
Under the new Pandemic Order (to be reviewed in on July 12, 2022) Bendigo Health will allow visitors into the hospital under the following conditions:
If you are:
A parent or guardian of a patient or have temporary care of the patient
Partner or support person of pregnant person and the purpose of the visit is to attend the birth of the patient’s child
Providing End of Life support (no more than two visitors)
Immediate family member of a person whose medical condition is life threatening
For the purposes of providing essential care and support necessary for the patients immediate physical or emotional wellbeing (including mental health support, and support for people living with dementia). The person is the patient’s nominated person and presence is required at the hospital for the purposes of matters relating to their role
If the person is a parent or guardian or carer of a patient or has temporary care of the patient
Person providing interpreter services or language support
Learning to support patients care upon discharge
Partner or support person whose status as a patient relates to pregnancy (inclusive of outpatient appointment)
Partners or support person for child birth
Accompanying a patient in hospital emergency department
Accompanying a patient to a hospital outpatient appointment
Visitors who are aged 18 years or over
Visitors who are aged under 18 years
Exceptions to entry requirements:
Visitors will be asked:
Other restrictions in the acute hospital:
No more than three visitors at a time during ward specified hours
Please contact the individual ward prior to visiting who will advise you of visiting times
Added guidance for visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities
Residents in aged care facilities will be permitted up to five visitors per day
All visitors to aged care facilities must return a negative RAT result before entering
If no RAT is available at the facility, residents will be permitted no more than two visitors
All visitors must wear mask and will be screened as per guidelines for acute hospital
Non-vaccinated visitors can only visit via PODs or outside garden areas
Limit of 5 visitors per day
Visiting hours are between 10am to 7 pm
Palliative and compassionate visitations remain exempt, please discuss with staff
We value feedback from patients, family members and carers.