As restrictions have eased across the state, so too have our visitor restrictions. COVID remains a real threat to our vulnerable patients, so our policy allows some visitors back while protecting the people in our care. We request all visitors practise both social distancing and good personal hygiene, including regular hand washing and the use of hand hygiene solution, as you move through our facilities. Masks are required for everyone aged eight and above. We recommend you carry out a RAT and have a negative result before entering any Barwon Health building.
Why do we still have restrictions on visiting a loved one in hospital?
Visiting hours at University Hospital Geelong are between 10am and 8pm.
Patient deliveries to University Hospital Geelong
Flowers and gifts can now be delivered to patients where the person delivering is fully vaccinated. Patients in Baxter 7 or COVID-positive patients in other areas cannot receive flowers or gifts (aged care is exempt from this restriction).
Flowers and gifts can be left at the main entrance reception if the person delivering is not vaccinated.
Food deliveries are not permitted for any patient (aged care is exempt from this restriction).
Tips on wearing a mask
All visitors are instructed:
- To wear the appropriate surgical/N95 mask at all times whilst within a Barwon Health facility (no exemptions permitted).
- To avoid touching the mask whilst it is being worn.
- Unvaccinated visitors must wear the provided N95 mask at all times.
Barwon Health has limited the number of public entrances to assist with the screening of visitors. The entry points are:
University Hospital Geelong
All visitors to enter through the following entrances:
All visitors to enter through the main entrance on Bellerine Street.
Patients attending appointments at Andrew Love Cancer Centre can use the entrance on Swanston Street.
McKellar Centre Inpatient Rehabilitation
All visitors to enter through the Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) entrance and Palliative Care
Thank you for helping keep our patients and staff safe.
Last Modified: Friday, 24 June 2022