Visitor information and restrictions

Due to rising community transmission of COVID-19, Peter Mac is now closed to visitors.

By reducing traffic in our buildings, we're ensuring the safest possible environment for our patients and staff.

Effective from 4.00pm on Tuesday, 21 September, visitors are not permitted in our inpatient wards - except to visit patients receiving end-of-life care.

End-of-Life care

In these limited circumstances, inpatients receiving end-of-life care can have up to two visitors at a time, with a maximum of 4 visitors per day and the visit must be pre-arranged with the Nurse Unit Manager.

Telehealth

To further minimise foot traffic in our buildings, many of our appointments are now being done via telehealth.

Patients - if your clinician offers you a telehealth appointment, please take this up.

And once your telehealth appointment is booked, it must proceed as a telehealth appointment. You should not opt on the day to attend Peter Mac in person.

Attending Peter Mac on your own

For patients who need to attend Peter Mac in person for a treatment or appointment, please - if possible - attend Peter Mac on your own.

Only patients who require direct and physical support should be accompanied by a carer or family member.

For all people entering our building, please note

On arrival, you will be asked to undertake a pre-attendance risk assessment. People who fail the pre-attendance risk assessment are prohibited from entering the health service, unless an exemption applies. Only in exceptional circumstances can a hospital allow a person to visit a hospital if they are a known contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, or a returned overseas traveller in mandatory quarantine, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Exemptions can only be authorised by senior hospital staff and, in some instances, must also be approved by the Chief Health Officer / Deputy Chief Health Officer due to the risks involved. Strict conditions may apply to these visits. Please discuss this with hospital staff. 

If you would like more information please visit the Department of Health website.