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Novel Coronavirus

Friday, 31 January 2020

Barwon Health is treating all presentations of possible novel coronavirus appropriately and are well prepared to identify, triage and manage suspected cases.

Barwon Health has the capability to manage any infectious diseases and we have the necessary protective equipment and facilities to ensure that any possible case is isolated, and the safety of our patients, visitors and staff is maintained. All patients are appropriately screened.

We are in regular contact with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and are receiving regular updates as the situation evolves.

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer recommends anyone who has travelled in the Hubei province should self-isolate for 14 days after leaving the Hubei province. People should also self-isolate if they have a confirmed case of coronavirus or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus.

The Department of Health and Human Services has established a dedicated information line for the public on 1800 675 398.

Media Contacts

Public Affairs and Communications manage all media relations at Barwon Health.

Media phone: 03 4215 1119

Business hours:

Monday to Friday

8.30am to 5pm


Please call the media phone for all urgent, after-hours requests.