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COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 State of Disaster has had an impacted us all. Since the start of the pandemic, we have put in place a number of measures to keep our community safe.  While our overarching purpose to provide the highest level of care to our patients, visitors and staff has not changed, responding to COVID-19 has required us to work together to pivot in a way that we never have before. . 

Despite the fast-pace we have had to innovate at rest assured we are working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure we take a measured and consistent organisational response to COVID-19. Over the last several months, a number of initiatives have been introduced including telehealth appointments, increased cleaning across both sites, and a new clinical concierge procedure where all visitors and staff are screened before entering the hospital.

We are all working together to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.  As an organisation we continue to support the Victorian community by providing ongoing assistance to the healthcare sector. Many of our have been involved at the front-line of the state-wide COVID-19 response which has included: participation in the testing of residents in the Melbourne public housing towers; nursing staff deployment to support the struggling residential aged care sector and, most recently, staff redeployed across hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19 related staffing shortages. Such is the calibre of our staff, a number have been seconded to work at the Department of Health and Human Services to support the broader COVID-19 health response.