Information about Visiting King Eddies

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 has changed how we welcome patients and visitors to our hospital. All visitors to KEMH must scan the SafeWA QR Code or complete the manual register. There are more than 30 QR codes for various areas of our hospital, so we ask you please scan the QR code for each area you visit, to ensure we can keep track of your movements whilst you are on our site – to keep everyone safe!

All patients and visitors to KEMH will be screened either before their scheduled arrival or upon arrival to the ward or department they are attending.

Patients will be asked:

  1. Do you have any symptoms of fever, sore throat, new onset cough, runny nose, shortness of breath OR new onset acute loss of taste or smell?
  2. Have you been tested for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  4. Have you been asked to isolate or quarantine by Public Health?
  5. Have you returned from overseas in the last 14 days?
  6. Have you been to any locations considered an exposure risk (as per the WA Health Department list)?

Various areas of the hospital have conditions relating to how people access their services. 

Outpatients

To maintain physical distancing in our clinic areas, one person or child can attend your Outpatient appointment with you. Children under 6 years can attend the KEMH creche.

Labour and Birth Suite

Two people are permitted during your birth on the labour and birth suite – one essential birth partner and one supporter.

Only your essential birth partner can stay with you between the hours of 8am and 8pm daily on the postnatal wards. This person must remain the same for the duration of your stay.

Only your essential birth partner is permitted in theatre.

Your second support person becomes a visitor once you are transferred to the postnatal wards.

Visitors

Anyone other than an essential birth partner is considered a visitor and must only visit the hospital between standard visiting hours 3pm to 7pm daily. Up to two visitors can visit at any one time.

Gynaecology Patients

Up to two visitors can visit at any one time. 3pm to 7pm daily.

Mother and Baby Unit

Standard visiting times of 4pm to 7pm daily.

Exemptions

Speak with your care team prior to your appointment or your booking if you would like to be considered for an exemption to these conditions.