We have new visiting hours for our acute (hospital) areas:
If you would like to visit outside of these times, please contact the nurse in charge at the facility with your request.
Please note the following information so you can plan your visits in-line with current Victorian Government requirements.
Current Acute (Hospital) Visitor Requirements at Central Highlands Rural Health:
All visitors must report to the Customer Service Officer or Reception at the site entrance to complete attestation.
• 2 visitors per patient each day
• Maximum of 1 hour
• Must wear an N95 mask
• Must provide a negative rapid antigen test (RAT)
• Visitors under 16 are permitted entry if they are visiting a patient who has a life-threatening medical condition or is receiving palliative care, or if they are a child, grandchild or sibling of the patient. They are not counted in the number of visitors if they are visiting a patient having end-of-life treatment, or if they are a child, grandchild or sibling of the patient.
• Support visits are permitted in Urgent Care Centres, outpatient settings and wards.
• You may be exempt from entry requirements if you are:
· a person visiting for the purpose of end-of-life support
· an essential carer of a resident, or a person nominated by the director of the care facility where undertaking a rapid antigen test is not practicable
· able to provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test taken within 24hours of visiting
You must not visit if you:
• tested positive for COVID-19
• are a household contact
• have COVID-19 symptoms
• are waiting for a COVID-19 test result
What must visitors do?
• Visitors must stay in the patient room and limit movement around the building, apart from quick trips to the bathroom.
• If the patient is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) must be used by visitors: see Infection prevention and control resources www.health.vic.gov.au/covid-19/infection-prevention-control-resources-covid-19.
• Health service staff will ensure visitors put on (‘don’) and take off (‘doff’) PPE properly.
• Each hospital may have different local operating procedures; visitors must also adhere to these directions.
We currently have visiting hours for our Acute (Hospital) areas:
• Creswick Health: 10:00am-3:00pm
• Daylesford Health: 10:00am-3:00pm
• Kyneton Health: 10:00am-3:00pm
If you would like more information or to visit outside of these times, please contact the nurse in charge at the facility with your request.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION
COVID-19 Testing (by appointment): COVID-19 Testing is available by appointment at Kyneton Health. Completing the online COVID-19 Testing Registration Form will help save time in the registration process (valid for 90 days). You still need to call Kyneton Health on 5422 9900 to make an appointment.
Anyone who has symptoms associated with COVID-19 or has been informed they are a contact should get tested. Only leave home to get tested. For more information, visit the Victorian Government website to refer to Your COVID Checklist COVID Testing is also available through Ballarat Health Services and Bendigo Health.
Kyneton Health at Central Highlands Rural Health offers a comprehensive range of hospital and community-based services.
We are proud of our place within the community, having served the people of the Macedon Ranges for more than 160 years. From our original bluestone hospital on Simpson Street in 1854, to the purpose built modern hospital in Caroline Chisholm Drive that opened in 2003, we continue to respond to the needs of our local community, collaborating with healthcare partners to deliver Best Care to our patients.
Visit our Coronavirus webpage for more information.
Our hospital services include a 24/7 urgent care centre, 27-bed overnight acute ward, two operating theatres, dialysis and oncology services. We have a dedicated palliative care suite where families can stay while we look after their loved one at the end of life. We also have two palliative respite beds that can be booked to give carers a break for up to two weeks.
The visiting hours for Kyneton Health’s acute ward is 8am – 8pm. Density limits apply (based upon room size), so all visitors are advised to call ahead.
For more information, visit Hospital Services at Kyneton Health.
Our Community Health and Wellbeing services include our Treehouse and Healthy Mind and Movement programs. For more information, visit Community Health and Wellbeing at Kyneton Health.
In the Community
The Ambulatory Care Centre is home to the Kyneton Health Consulting Rooms. A range of specialist consultants and targeted programs can be accessed here, making it convenient to attend appointments close to home.
To find out more about the specialists and programs currently consulting from the Kyneton Health Consulting Rooms, visit Visiting Specialists.
We are always on the lookout for consultants to meet our community’s growing demand for local healthcare services. The Kyneton Health Consulting Rooms improves access for people in the Macedon Ranges, reducing their need to travel. Our rooms come furnished with an examination table (if required), desk, meeting table with chairs, WiFi access and a well appointed waiting room. We’re only an hour out of Melbourne with free parking and an opportunity for you to expand your practice.
For more information please contact our Executive Assistant: (03) 5422 9920.