New visitor guidelines for Peel Health Campus amid coronavirus concerns

Health Minister Roger Cook announces new visitation guidelines for Peel Health Campus. Photo: File Image.
Health Minister Roger Cook announces new visitation guidelines for Peel Health Campus. Photo: File Image.

With the number of coronavirus cases in WA surging by 35 on Tuesday and another 30 yesterday, Health Minister Roger Cook has announced new visitor guidelines for hospitals.

Peel Health Campus has restricted its visiting hours to 10am to 11am and 7pm to 8pm daily.

These visitor guidelines also include two visitors permitted each day with only one visitor allowed in the patient's room at a time.

People with a fever or a flu-like illness, who have traveled outside of Australia recently, been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus or are under 16-years-old are not allowed to visit patients.

Visiting COVID-19 patients

Currently Peel Health Campus has no patients with COVID-19.

Should this change, visitation will not be permitted to adults confirmed as having the virus or those suspected of having it.

Only one family member will be permitted to visit a paediatric patient with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 and it must be the same family member each day.

There may be compassionate individual circumstances under which these visiting restrictions will be reconsidered by the treating team.

Emergency

Only one adult may accompany a patient into the emergency department and they must wash their hands.

Maternity Patients

Ramsay maternity units are still open and receiving patients.

Until advised otherwise the Peel Health Campus is only allowing women to take one birthing partner in with them during their labour.

Group maternity tours and classes have been postponed but the hospital may hold individual tours where possible.

If you have to visit a patient at the Peel Health Campus ensure you wash your hands often with soap or hand sanitiser, and keep a safe distance from others.