From 16 July 2020 visitors will NOT be permitted to enter our hospital and aged care facilities, except under special circumstances as determined by our clinical leaders.

These restrictions are in line with advice from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and are an important measure to protect our vulnerable patients and residents, staff and the community. 

We know this will be very challenging for many of our patients and their families and we will be encouraging patients to remain connected to their loved ones using their phones or other devices.

Exceptions to our no visitor policy include:

  • When a patient requires assistance with communication, wayfinding, mobility, personal care or behaviour management
  • Critically ill patients
  • Terminally ill patients
  • Patients with a complex disability
  • Paediatric patients (one parent may attend)
  • Maternity patients (partners only)

These exceptions will be managed on a case-by-case basis, by nurse managers and nurse directors.

In line with DHHS advice, all patients to Cabrini are required to provide their name and contact details upon entering our facilities. Staff at our screening desks will assist with this process.

All staff and patients at Cabrini are also required to wear a mask, as an additional infection control precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand these restrictions may be difficult, but we are asking for your ongoing support as we work through this together.