Latrobe Regional Hospital

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Latrobe Regional Hospital
A regional public health service for the whole of Gippsland
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Welcome to Latrobe Regional Hospital,

the specialist referral health service for the
Gippsland region.

Latrobe Regional Hospital Staff Members

Service changes

NEW from 4 April 2020

Latrobe Regional Hospital is working to reduce the risk of coronavirus by restricting visitors.

  • Visiting hours are now strictly between 2pm-6pm. From 7 April visiting hours will be 2pm-4pm.
  • Partners, parents, guardians or care and support people are the only visitors allowed after emergency powers under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 were enacted by the Victorian Government on 2 April.
  • Public access only through the Village Avenue Main Entrance, Emergency Department and old main entrance (weekdays) and Village Avenue Main Entrance only at weekends.
  • Visitors will be screened and have their temperature checked on arrival and must follow strict hygiene practices.
  • Only 2 visitors will be allowed per patient per day for a total of two hours. One visitor at a time with the patient.
  • The Thomson maternity unit is allowing a partner or support person to attend a birth. Partners or support persons must then comply with the same visiting hours for a maximum of two hours.
  • Only 1 parent will be allowed to provide support to a paediatric patient.
  • No visitors under the age of 16.
  • Recently returned travellers, a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus and a person who has been in contact with such a person are prohibited from visiting patients. 
  • No visitors or support people for chemotherapy, dialysis or radiotherapy patients. Patients can still access treatment via the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre doors.
  • No visitors are allowed to the Macalister aged care unit. Family members are able to Skype into Macalister to keep in touch with a resident.
  • People supporting palliative patients are exempt from the restrictions however must be in good health and undergo a temperature check on arrival.

You must not visit if you are unwell. Physical distancing rules apply.

Please ensure your hands are clean and you have visited one of our hand hygiene stations before you enter the patient's room and after you have left.

We advise you call ahead to our inpatient units to discuss your intended visit or develop a visiting schedule with other family members and friends.

Who are we testing?

Latrobe Regional Hospital is not testing people without symptoms at this stage as per advice from Victoria's Chief Health Officer.

Symptoms are a fever over 38°C and acute respiratory infection, for example, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat.

Please consider the following:

1. Have you returned from overseas in the past 14 days?

2. Were you a cruise ship passenger or crew member with an onset of symptoms within 14 days of return?

3. Are you a paid or unpaid worker in a healthcare, aged care of disability care setting?

4. Have you worked in a public facing role within homelessness support, child protection and the police force within 14 days?

5. Do you work in a high risk setting or where a COVID-19 outbreak has occurred?

6. Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

7. Have you come in contact with someone with coronavirus?

8. Do you have a fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms?

9. Call the Victorian coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice.

10. If asked to seek medical advice contact your GP or call ahead to the LRH screening hotline on 5173 8065. This will enable the appropriate infection control measures to be taken. 

11. If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000. 

Are you an outpatient or receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy, dialysis or allied health support?

If you are feeling unwell, please contact a team member from each of these units or our specialist consulting suites before coming to hospital.

More about Coronavirus Contact LRH for more info

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Support Life - our new appeal

You can join the team at LRH in saving lives by helping us raise funds for new defibrillators at the hospital. We are keen to replace 14 defibrillators at LRH to ensure you, your family and friends have access to the highest level of care while you're a patient or visitor at our hospital.

Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

Latrobe Regional Hospital

It's your hospital

Quick Contact Details

For Emergencies Call: 000
Ambulance / Fire / Police

General enquiries
For general enquiries to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Telephone: 03 5173 8000 - Fax: 03 5173 8444

Feedback about our service
Read about the many ways to provide feedback to our service or share your experience of our health service by downloading a feedback form here

Emergency Department
For calls to Latrobe Regional Hospital’s 
Emergency Department Telephone: 03 5173 8222
For emergency assistance telephone 000

Mental Health Triage
Single point of entry for referral to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Mental Health Service Telephone: 1300 363 322
For emergency assistance telephone 000. Learn more

10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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Latrobe Regional Hospital is located on the traditional land of the Gunaikurnai people. We pay our respect to the land this organisation stands on today. We bestow the same courtesy to all other First Peoples, past and present, who now reside in this region.

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