From Friday 13 November visits to Bendigo Hospital have been extended.
In the general inpatient wards, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic and rehabilitation wards, daily visiting will be able from 2-4pm. Duration of visits has increased from one hour to two hours. There will be a maximum of two visitors (from one household) at any one time per patient. People under the age of 16 are able to visit. These visiting times also apply to the Intensive Care Unit.
Visiting hours for the Mental Health units are between 2-4pm. Visitors are restricted to immediate family and visiting arrangements are different between units. Please speak to the individual unit to arrange a visit.
All visitors must wear a face mask and will be screened on entry.
The following wards have particular visiting requirements that will remain in place:
Visits will be considered for special circumstances, please speak with the manager of the area.
In Residential Services, one household is able to visit for up to two hours each day. This is limited to two people in a resident’s room. In addition, a resident can have one visitor at any one time for up to two hours to provide essential care and support. Visitor pods will continue to be used for visits and can accommodate larger groups.
Flowers and take away food are still not permitted. Sealed food and drink packages can be dropped to staff in the Internal Atrium.
We value feedback from patients, family members and carers.