Important Information COVID-19

 
Visitors please be aware of the following restrictions:

As part of our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are no longer open to visitors. We understand this may cause disappointment, but these measures are in place to protect staff, residents and patients, together with the broader community.

Some exemptions apply, these include:

  • Families providing palliative care support 
  • The visitor is the parent or guardian of the patient in the acute ward who is under 18 years of age 
  • Those attending outpatient and urgent care may have one person accompany them.

Anyone with any concerns or special circumstances, please call your local NCN Health facility directly for more information. 

Exempt visitors must abide by the following restrictions: 

  • All visitors will be screened prior to entry for signs of COVID-19. Do not visit if you are unwell
  • Maintain 1.5m distance from residents, patients, employees and other visitors
  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted. 
  • Patients and residents are not permitted to go on outings with family or friends. 

​Please consider using alternatives to visiting such as phone calls and video chat where possible. ​

 
​Visitor Screening Requirements
​All visitors will be screened prior to entry. Visitors cannot visit if the answer is YES to any a, b or c questions below or have d; 
  a)  have been diagnosed with coronavirus and have not been discharged from isolation
  b)  have arrived in Australia within the last 14 days
  c)  have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus
  d)  have a temperature over 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection

 

 

Testing Criteria For Coronavirus​

 

Our COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing resources are limited so to ensure we use resources available for those most in need, we will only test those who meet the testing criteria.

To be tested, you must have the symptoms AND meet the situation requirements.

Symptoms (one of the following)

  • Fever (≥38°C) or history of fever (for example night sweats, chills) 
  • Acute respiratory infection (for example, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat).

Situation (one of the following)

  • Close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset of symptoms within 14 days of last contact or;
  • Travellers from overseas with onset of symptoms within 14 days of return or;
  • Cruise ship passengers and crew with onset of symptoms within 14 days of return or;
  • Paid or unpaid workers in healthcare, residential care, and disability care settings meeting symptoms criteria or;
  • People who have worked in public facing roles within homelessness support, child protection and the police force within the last 14 day or;
  • Immunosuppressed patients admitted to hospital; or
  • Patients who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people meeting symptoms criteria; or
  • Patients in other high-risk settings meeting symptoms criteria

The following patients should also be tested:

  • Patients admitted to hospital with acute respiratory tract infection AND fever (≥38°C) without another immediately apparent cause such as urinary tract infection or cellulitis. 

If you do not have the symptoms AND meet the situation requirements, you will not be tested.

Please consult your GP or call the Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 if you have further questions.

 

 

Welcome to Cobram District Health, an integrated health hub on the Murray river. Our services include Hospital and Urgent Care, Theatre  and Day Procedures, Medical and Dental Clinics, Pathology, Community and Allied Health Care and Residential Aged Care. We are truly a one stop shop for all your health needs. 

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