We continue to run our appointment-only Warrnambool Respiratory Assessment Clinic (RAC) for people who have, in the absence of an alternative diagnosis that explains the clinical presentation, symptoms such as fever or chills OR acute respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or a runny nose.
Call 5563 1666 between 8am–4pm Monday to Saturday to speak with one of our RAC nurses.
No asymptomatic screening clinics are currently being provided.
To ensure we keep our patients, residents, consumers and staff as safe as possible from the spread of COVID-19 the following currently applies:
Warrnambool Base Hospital > Visiting hours: 11am–1pm and 3–6pm. Visiting restrictions: A patient can receive two visits per day, one visitor at a time, for up to 1 hour at a time, in any of the following formats:
Paediatrics Unit (Warrnambool) > One parent or primary care person can accompany their child for an outpatient consultation or presentation to an emergency department. Two adults (comprising parents/primary care people) can be with their child during an inpatient admission. Only one parent or primary care person can stay with their child overnight.
Midwifery Unit (Warrnambool) > Partner or primary care person/patient.
Warrnambool Mental Health Services Acute Inpatient Unit: > Visiting hours: 11am–1pm and 3–6pm. Visiting restrictions: The same restrictions as those at the Warrnambool Base Hospital (see above).
Camperdown Hospital: > Visiting hours: 11am–1pm and 3–6pm. Visiting restrictions: The same restrictions as those at the Warrnambool Base Hospital (see above).
Merindah Lodge: > Visiting hours: 2–4pm. Visiting restrictions: A resident can receive two visitors per day, one visitor at a time, for a maximum of one hour/visitor. Some restrictions apply. Visitors must be family members and must make an appointment by calling 5593 7366. Visitors will be screened as they enter Merindah Lodge. Visitors cannot be under 16 years of age.
This support line offers non-judgmental listening services to local people in our Corangamite, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Glenelg and Warrnambool communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It's for anyone seeking guidance and support in accessing counselling or wellbeing support, for people experiencing emotional distress, and for people seeking basic information about how to access local support services and/or telephone and online support services to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
This support line will enable community members to access support from a qualified SWH professional, enhancing the community wellbeing guidance available on SWH’s website at www.southwesthealthcare.com.au
Call 1800 965 144 between 1–5pm Monday to Friday.
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