What’s new?

Maldon Hospital is pleased to offer the community Transitional Care Program. This program supports local people transitioning from acute hospital or rehabilitation stays, to either home or an aged care facility. We can assist with time limited services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy or assistance with hygiene until you meet your goals.

Please contact the District Nurses on 0409 794 182 for more information.

COVID 19 UPDATES


Key points – May 27th 2021

Victoria will move to circuit breaker restrictions from 11:59pm tonight. These settings will remain in place until 11:59pm on 3 June. There will be 5 reasons to leave home:

  • Food and supplies.
  • Authorised work.
  • Care and caregiving.
  • Exercise, for up to two hours and with one other person.
  • Getting vaccinated.

Exercise and shopping will be limited to five kilometres from home. If there’s no shops in your 5km radius, you can travel to the ones closest to you. Shopping is also limited to one person per day, per household.

Face masks will also need to be worn inside and outdoors – everywhere except your own home.

Private and public gatherings will not be permitted, although visiting your intimate partner continues to be okay. Single person bubbles will also be allowed.

Vaccinations

From tomorrow and dependent upon supply from the Federal Government, all Victorians over the age of 40 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Information regarding vaccinations can be viewed here

How COVID 19 vaccines are approved

Who will get the COVID 19 vaccines?

Face masks:

Please read above.

Please click below for more information:

Where to get tested

If you’re not registered with a local GP clinic or you are experiencing symptoms, the nearest testing facilities are Bendigo Health, Maryborough District Health Service and Castlemaine Community Health

  • Bendigo Health- please look on their web site
  • Castlemaine District Community Health(CHIRP)- please look on their web site

Testing is not undertaken at Maldon Hospital

Older Person Hotline – Coronavirus support

This hotline can provide older people, their family and carers with personal support, answer questions and up to date information on the latest guidelines enacted by the Federal Government.

The Federal Government has indicated older people and carers are welcome to call the hotline on

1800 171 866  to speak to trained staff from a senior’s advocacy organisation.

Visitors

Aged Care- No visitors, except for end of life reasons.

Hospital- No visitors are permitted into health care settings, except for end of life reasons, or a parent to accompany a child.

We ask all authorised visitors to wear a surgical face mask(supplied by hospital)

The front entrance is closed and we ask any visitor to use the buzzer at the After Hours entry, to support screening prior to entry.

We know this restriction can be challenging and we understand each family’s situation is different. For exceptional circumstances we encourage families to speak to the Nurse In Charge.

We thank you for your efforts in keeping residents, patients and staff safe.

The Chief Health Officer has issued updated Directions consistent with their powers under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic). There are specific reasons you are unable to enter an Aged Care Facility.

Volunteers

Our valued volunteers are encouraged to consider their health and safety during the pandemic. Volunteers are temporarily requested not to attend whilst in lock down.

Symptoms

Many people who contract COVID–19 will suffer only mild symptoms. However early indications are that the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions are more at risk of experiencing severe symptoms.

The most common coronavirus symptoms reported include:

  • Fever
  • Breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue or tiredness.
  • Other symptoms include loss of smell or taste, muscle fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea

For more information please go to DHHS website or click here