Visitation and RAC update

January 20, 2021


With Victoria’s great run of no locally acquired cases of coronavirus continuing, we are able to ease our visitor restrictions again. Patients will now be able to have two visitors per day, between the hours of 12pm-8pm. Women on maternity wards are permitted one support person for an unlimited time between 8am-8pm, while patients under the age of 18 are permitted two visitors for an unlimited time. Otherwise, visitor restrictions remain in place to ensure physical distancing is maintained and risk of COVID-19 transmission is minimised.

For further details, click on the updated QRG here.


From tomorrow, the Sunshine Hospital Respiratory Assessment Clinic will be returning to usual hours of operation – 10am to 5.30pm, 7 days per week.  The staff only hour will cease (9am-10am).

Western Health staff may continue to access the clinic via the Pod 1 entrance via the main hospital (outside lifts 16 and 17 of the ASB).

The hours of operation at Western Health’s other Respiratory Assessment Clinics remain:

  • Sunbury Respiratory Assessment Clinic – 10am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and
  • Melbourne Showgrounds Drive Through and Walk up Clinic – 9.30am – 4.30pm, 7 days per week.

For further details, click here.


If you missed out on Russell’s webinar yesterday, you can catch up here.