Cherbourg Hospital to deny non-essential visitors
FURTHER restrictions have been placed on visitors to Cherbourg Hospital, as the council battles to keep the vulnerable community COVID-19 free.
From Wednesday September 3, the only people who can only visit a patient in hospital are:
- The parents, guardians or carers of a patient under the age of 18,
- If they are providing end-of-life support,
- A partner and/or support person/s for a patient admitted for care relating to their pregnancy.
From today onwards, all other visitors must receive approval from the Executive Director Toowoomba Hospital, Executive Director Rural, or Executive Director Mental Health.
Approval will only be granted if Darling Downs Hospital And Health Service believed it is necessary for the patient to have visitors for an emergency or other compassionate grounds, such as if the visitor is providing disability support.
All visitors to the hospital will also be screened and must register prior to entry.
Since COVID-19 re-emerged in Queensland, the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council have been working tirelessly to protect the vulnerable community.
In an interview with Cherbourg Radio, Mayor Elvie Sandow reiterated while Cherbourg will NOT be going into lockdown, the council are receiving continual updates from Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young.
“Our biggest priority is keeping our people and community safe and keeping COVID out,” Ms Sandow said.