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Coronavirus Update – How can you help us to keep our patients and workforce safe?

This week we have put new precautions in place to further protect our patients, aged care residents and staff. Our priority (as always) is to ensure we keep our consumers, patients, employees and volunteers safe.

We’re now asking anyone planning to visit Echuca Regional Health and Glanville Village ONLY to do so if the visit is ESSENTIAL. We are also limiting these essential visits to a maximum two people per visit.

We’re encouraging, instead, people to use other means of checking in with their loved ones.

Guided by the advice of the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, we are continuing to monitor the situation closely. We assure you that we are fully equipped and well prepared to respond to the medical needs of any person who may have, or be suspected of having, Coronavirus.

We are all in this together and we ask that you help us by doing the following:
✴️ Not visiting hospital patients and aged care residents if you are sick or unwell.
✴️ Call ahead to discuss your recent overseas travel before attending an emergency department or your GP clinic.
✴️ Not visiting any of our services if you have travelled outside Australia in the last 14 days, or had close contact with someone who has a fever.
✴️ Cancel appointments, at any of our services, if you are feeling unwell.
✴️ Use the hand sanitisers provided at the entry of all of our facilities.
✴️ Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, cough and sneeze into your bent elbow or into a tissue you then properly and immediately dispose of in a lidded bin.
✴️ Start to limit your interaction with larger groups of people.
✴️ Be mindful of social distancing recommendations when attending essential sporting, cultural, community and workplace gatherings and meetings.
✴️ Go to https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus for COVID updates. We cannot promote enough how terrific this website is for latest news and recommendations. Getting info here will be quicker than waiting your turn to have your call answered on the hugely in demand Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 hotline number: 1800 675 398

REMINDER:
✴️ Please do not visit patients if you are sick or unwell
✴️ Essential Visitors only (max 2 visitors per patient)
✴️ Please use hand sanitiser on entry and regularly thereafter

Thank you to our community for your support.