When inside the hospital you must wear a facemask.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitiser regularly.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or the crook of your elbow.
Stay at home, get tested, and isolate if you feel unwell.
Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
Get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as you are eligible.
Get vaccinated for flu (influenza) as soon as it is available.
What to expect when coming to the Eye and Ear
We are following Victorian Government advice on the COVID-19 pandemic and have made some updates on the way we enter and move around the hospital. All patients, visitors, and carers are to take note and adhere to the following:
Patient check-in opens 15 minutes before your appointment time. If you have arrived early, we will ask you to wait outside and re-enter later. This is to restrict the number of people in the hospital for physical distancing.
Complete the Department of Health questionnaire using the QR codes displayed at the entrance. Our staff can assist if required. Show staff the completion screen with the green tick on your phone. Please be courteous and follow all instructions given by our staff.
If you would like to check-in prior to your arrival at the hospital you can do so via the links below. Please screenshot your completion screen with the green tick ready to show our staff on entering the hospital:
Please note: the completion screens are time stamped and we will only accept a completion date/time from the day of your appointment. Anything earlier will not be accepted and you will be required to complete the survey again at point of entry.
You will then be greeted by our Concierge Team who will check your temperature; give you a new surgical face mask to put on, and ask you to sanitise your hands.
Social distancing measures have been put in place to separate patients in waiting rooms, and visitor numbers have been reduced to allow for this.
Frequently asked questions
You will be contacted by phone, text or letter to advise you if your appointment is being postponed. A doctor will have read your health care records and assessed that this is safe to do so.
Please be assured that if we postpone your surgery you will be contacted by phone and be prioritised for a new date.
If a carer/support person is absolutely required, this is restricted to one person, unless under exceptional circumstances. As we are limiting the number of people on-site, we ask all family and friends to leave the hospital and wait elsewhere for the duration of all surgery appointments. You can return to the hospital when you receive a phone call from a staff member to advise that the patient is ready for discharge.
Visitor restrictions are currently in place across both the main campus and Eye and Ear on the Park.These changes are to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe. At this time Visitors are not permitted. Exemptions may be granted for essential visits based on compassionate grounds, care of a person with disability, mental health issues or a child.
We understand this may cause disappointment but the safety of our patients, staff, and the community is our highest priority. If you have any concerns or need more information, please speak with the Nurse in Charge for further advice.
If you are staying overnight, our ward is limited to one visitor per hour for permitted purposes only, please refer to the DH website for the most up-to-date information.
If you have questions or concerns about coming to the hospital to get your prescription refilled, contact our Specialist Clinics Booking Unit on email@example.com or call them on 9929 8500 to speak to an operator.