Coronavirus: The Latest Advice and Information

Information about coronavirus and general health information for people who have difficulty reading, people that are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment, people with a disability, and non-English speaking people, can be found at brhs.com.au/coronavirus-accessible/

Updated 9/4/21 at 10:05 am.


Current Visiting Regulations

  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times and obey 1.5 metre physical distancing rules.
  • Essential visitors only.
  • No maximum limit on number of visitors per patient per day.
  • No time limit on stay, as long as within visiting hours.
  • Room density limits are posted on each room and apply. Most rooms can only accommodate 1 or 2 visitors at a time.
  • Visitors in excess of room density limits must wait outside.
  • These rules apply to maternity.
  • Exceptions for end of life care.
  • Visiting hours unchanged.
    Mon – Fri: 11 am – 6 pm.
    Sat and Sun, and public holidays: 10 am – 2 pm.

To call BRHS Main Reception: 5150 3333.
To call Maddocks Garden: 5150 3659.


Information about COVID Vaccines

BRHS is not currently providing COVID-19 vaccines to the general public.

For information about when and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Australian Govt. Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Checker webpage at covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/ or call 1800 020 080.


Need a COVID test? Here’s who you go to.

1. If you don’t have symptoms but have been directed by DHHS to get tested for any reason (e.g. contact tracing, industry testing, pre-surgery, exposure sites, returned traveller from an orange or red zone):

  • Bairnsdale Hospital Emergency Dept. Drive to the main hospital car park at 122 Day St., Bairnsdale.
  • DO NOT get out of your car to enter the hospital.
  • STAY IN YOUR CAR, call the mobile number on the sign at the car park entrance, and follow the instructions given you.

2. If you don’t have symptoms but you are having surgery and have a letter or message from your surgeon directing you to be tested:

  • Call the BRHS COVID mobile on 0417 021 250 to arrange a time for testing at BRHS.

3. If you have flu-like symptoms:

  • Bairnsdale Respiratory Clinic. Make an appointment through their booking website or call 4116 2014.

4. If you have symptoms on a weekend and you cannot wait until Monday to be tested:

  • Bairnsdale Hospital Emergency Dept. Drive to the main hospital car park at 122 Day St., Bairnsdale.
  • DO NOT get out of your car to enter the hospital.
  • STAY IN YOUR CAR, call the mobile number on the sign at the car park entrance, and follow the instructions given you.

5. If you need testing for any other reason, such as airline travel:

  • You must contact a GP for testing. You cannot be tested at BRHS.

If you are urgently unwell, proceed to your nearest Emergency Dept. or call 000.

For all other enquiries about COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/Coronavirus

For information about getting a COVID test, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested


PARKING

Only people accessing these services may park behind the hospital and access other buildings directly:

  • Confirmed treatment appointments at Oncology, Dialysis or Consulting rooms
  • Surgery
  • Confirmed appointments with Home-Based Nursing, such as the Wound Clinic
  • Environmental Services, Kitchen deliveries or Meals on Wheels
  • Funeral services