Menindee Health Service Visitor Arrangements Change for COVID-19
Menindee Health Service would like to advise that to provide a safer environment for patients and staff in response to COVID-19, we will be making some changes as of Tuesday, 31 March 2020 until COVID 19 precautions are no longer required.
The new arrangements are:
All patients presenting to Menindee Health Service should ring the doorbell on arrival so they can be screened prior to entry.
All people requiring non urgent information or appointments such as GP or other clinician appointments, dressings, pathology or reviews should phone 8083 2700.
All emergency patients should call 000 or ring 8083 2700 prior to presenting.
Anyone coming to the Emergency Room or GP Clinic are asked to abide by social distancing requirements for protection of patients and staff, and follow new restrictions on accompanying people:
All patients are asked to come alone to the ER or GP clinic if they can.
An elderly/infirm patient can attend with one support person.
A child can have one support person.
There will be limited seating in the Menindee waiting room, as seating has been re-arranged to accommodate social distancing requirements.
Only one support person will be allowed bedside for the patient inside the ED.
For everyone, the best way to protect yourself and each other is the same as you would against any respiratory infection. Practice good hygiene:
Clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow.
Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Stay home if you are sick.
Practice social distancing, keep a distance of 1.5 metres between themselves and other people where possible, avoid crowds and mass gatherings, avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing other people, and avoid visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment.