There are now COVID-19 screening measures in place for everyone entering The Royal Women’s Hospital – including patients, staff, support partners and contractors.
Every person seeking entry to our hospital sites at Parkville and Sandringham will be asked whether they are unwell or have a fever, about their travel history and whether they have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. They will also have their temperature checked.
At our Parkville site, you will be asked to complete an online registration form. You can access this form by entering the URL bit.ly/qrwomens into your phone's web browser and filling out the registration form or, using your mobile phone camera, you can scan the QR code displayed on posters at our Parkville entrance.
At the end of registration, you will see a colour-coded message with the current date. Please show this to our Screeners once you arrive at the hospital. You will then have your temperature checked before entry.
You can complete the online registration form at home before you come to hospital, as long as you do so on the same day as your appointment.
If you don't have access to a phone with these capabilities, an iPad will be available at the Screeners' desk when you come in.
We have reduced entry points to the Women’s in Parkville to the Lower Ground floor. The Women’s car park lifts will take everyone to the Lower Ground floor for screening.
The Women’s at Sandringham also has COVID-19 screening measures in place for everyone entering the main entrance of Sandringham Hospital.
When you come to the hospital, a member of staff will ask you about your health, travel history and whether you have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. You will also have your temperature taken.
Food and flower deliveries
At this time, the Women's is not permitting deliveries of food or flowers for patients on its wards.
Delivery personnel attempting to make deliveries will not be able to access the hospital.
Visitors who adhere to our new visitor’s policy will be able to bring in food and flowers to the patient they are visiting.
Please note: The Women’s does not have a testing clinic for COVID-19. If you suspect you may have COVID-19, call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice.