As part of Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s (MLHD) COVID-19 screening at its facilities, temperature checks will take place across facilities in the Hilltops region, including Harden and Young Hospitals.
The temperature monitoring is being conducted at access points to hospitals by staff using an approved temperature monitoring device to accurately measure the presence of fever.
In addition, there are screening questions, including have you had contact with a COVID-19 positive case and do you have any flu-like symptoms? If a visitor answers yes to any of these questions or has a temperature, they will be directed not to visit the hospital and to contact the MLHD COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099.
If a staff member answers yes to any of these questions or has a temperature, the staff member will be placed on leave and asked to contact the MLHD COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099. Additionally, staff will be advised to stay home until the temperature resolves.
Staff are screened daily on entry to any facility and a different coloured sticker will be provided each day on their identification badge. This is in addition to daily staff wellness checks occurring at clinical handover, or the start of the day for non-clinical areas.
The new screening measure comes on top of visitor restrictions at MLHD hospitals and Multipurpose Services (MPS) in early April. Find out more at https://www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about-us/newsroom/media-releases/covid-19-visitor-restrictions
MLHD invites anyone who believes they may have contracted the COVID-19 virus to call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099 (7.00 am – 9.00 pm) for a confidential telephone assessment.
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