CategoryCoronavirus information

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING VISITING MDH standard

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION In response to the threat posed by COVID-19 in our health service we have implemented visiting restrictions. In some instances these are more stringent than those recommended. Our rationale is to protect our community's most vulnerable people and to assist us to continue to have the resources to provide health care over the coming months. In summary:There is a restriction on all visitors into Buckland House Nursing Home effective from 5:00pm today (March 24th). That is, visits are not permitted, unless in special circumstances approved by us. There is a restriction on visiting hours into the hospital where unless there are special circumstances that are approved by us, visits are restricted to 2 visitors per day ...

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE standard

Following an announcement this morning by the Prime Minister on behalf of the National Cabinet we have been directed to implement some immediate changes to both Bindaree and Buckland House.▪️ People who have returned from overseas in the last 14 days will not be permitted to enter an aged care facility▪️ People who have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days will not be permitted to enter an aged care facility▪️ People with fever or symptoms or acute respiratory infection or symptoms will not be permitted to enter an aged care facility▪️ Aged care residents will be limited to visits by a maximum of two people per day (except for palliative care)▪️ Visits are to be restricted ...

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Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus standard

When visiting Mansfield District Hospital, you should wash your hands with soap or water or use an alcohol-based hand rub located in various places throughout our facility upon arrival prior to entering the person’s room. You should also follow the same procedure when you are leaving. We also ask that you only visit one person at any one time. If you have any respiratory symptoms we ask that you refrain from visiting anyone in hospital, Bindaree or Buckland House. Our aged care residents are particularly vulnerable and it is important that we reduce the risk as much as possible whilst still encouraging interaction with family and friends. There may be occasions when we totally restrict visitors from visiting for ...

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Coronavirus standard

Mansfield District Hospital, Central General Practice and Mansfield Medical Clinic are responding to the challenges of Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is known.  Coronavirus is a virus that causes an infection in people that can include a respiratory illness.  In most people it is unlikely to be severe. Elderly people or those with a pre-existing medical condition are more vulnerable and at greater risk of experiencing severe symptoms. SYMPTOMS The most common symptoms include: FeverBreathing difficulties such as breathlessnessCoughSore throatFatigue or tiredness. However these symptoms may also apply to a range of respiratory ailments that aren’t coronavirus. WHO IS AT RISK? If you have travelled internationally within the last 14 days and are feeling unwell you should seek advice. You are also at risk if you have had close ...

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