IMPORTANT UPDATE:

As part of our response to managing the coronavirus outbreak:

If you are attending any of our facilities you will be required to wear a mask.  You will be supplied with a mask at the entrance if you do not have your own.

Visitor restrictions are in place across facilities, please read the information below, and check this site regularly for updates.

Visitor Restrictions

Ballarat Base Hospital & Mental Health Services

Ballarat Base Hospital & Mental Health Services

VISITORS effective from Wednesday 15 July 2020

Visiting is currently restricted.

No visitors are permitted without prior approval on compassionate grounds for:

The purpose of:

  • caring for children
  • caring for those with a disability
  • support during labour 
  • in specific emergency situations
  • visiting those in palliative care

We know these restrictions can be challenging and we understand each family’s situation is different.

Before arriving you must check with the ward that an exemption is permitted.

ACCESS 

If you do not need to be on our premises, you must not enter. 

  • When entering our buildings you will have your temperature checked and will be given a mask, if you do not have your own. 
  • Entry is only through the Gardiner Pittard foyer entrance via either Drummond Street or the hospital car park.
  • The Sturt Street entrance is only for BRICC oncology patients.
  • The Emergency Department entrance is only for Emergency Department patients.  

Please continue to follow signs and directions regarding access as these continue to change. 

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Queen Elizabeth Centre

VISITORS effective from Wednesday 15 July 2020

Visiting is currently restricted.

No visitors are permitted to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit without prior approval on compassionate grounds.

Visits to Gandarra (Palliative Care) and Jim Gay (GEM) are limited to one person at any time – immediate family/support person only unless prior approval on compassionate grounds.

We know these restrictions can be challenging and we understand each family’s situation is different.

Before arriving you must check with the ward that an exemption is permitted.

ACCESS 

If you do not need to be on our premises, you must not enter. 

  • When entering our buildings you will have your temperature checked and will be given a mask, if you do not have your own. 
  • Additional family members are not permitted to wait in lobbies or waiting rooms. 
  • For Inpatient Rehabilitation go through the entrance on Eyre Street
  • For Gandarra and GEM please enter through their respective front entrances on Ascot Street
  • All other services are accessed via the Ascot Street main entrance.  

Please continue to follow signs and directions regarding access as these continue to change.

Ballarat Aged Care

Ballarat Aged Care

VISITORS effective from Wednesday 15 July 2020

Visiting is currently restricted.

No visitors are permitted without prior approval on compassionate grounds.

We know these restrictions can be challenging and we understand each family’s situation is different.

Before arriving you must check with the facility that an exemption is permitted.

Please continue to follow signs and directions regarding access as these continue to change.

If you have any specific concerns regarding our response or any other issue, please email: residential@bhs.org.au or call 5320 3620.

Our facilities include: 

  • Talbot Place
  • Eureka Village Hostel
  • Geoffrey Cutter Centre
  • Hailey House
  • Jack Lonsdale Lodge
  • James Thomas Court
  • W.B. Messer Hostel
  • P.S. Hobson Nursing Home
  • Bill Crawford Lodge 

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