Visit Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

Visitors play an important part in any patient’s stay. Visitors are encouraged to visit within the following times:

General wards

11.00 am to 8.00 pm daily

Maternity wards

1.00 pm to 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm daily

  • all visitors must wear a surgical mask
  • visitor numbers are not restricted however, we ask that you continue to comply with physical distancing and room capacity notices.

Emergency Department

  • One visitor per patient (exceptions are at the discretion of nursing and midwifery staff, whom permission should first be obtained).
  • All visitors must wear a surgical mask.

When not to visit

  • been a known contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 for 7 days from exposure (except for the purposes of obtaining medical care or medical supplies).
  • tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.

Things to consider when visiting us

  • Please obtain permission to visit from the nurse.
  • All visitors to the High Dependency Unit must ring the bell and ask for permission to visit.
  • Food, sweets and drinks for patients must be checked with the nurse, as many patients are on special diets.
  • To avoid inconvenience to other patients, only two people may visit each patient at any one time.
  • Please show consideration for patients by behaving quietly, and observing restrictions on visiting.
  • Visiting children are the responsibility of their parent or adult carer and should be supervised at all times. Please keep noise to a minimum.
  • Furniture is placed to ensure rapid access to rooms in emergencies. This also means that seating for visitors is restricted.