Important information for Peninsula Private Hospital patients
12 November 2021
Peninsula Private Hospital has implemented a comprehensive pandemic management plan to keep patients and health care workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Public Health Unit has notified us that a person who works at Hudson’s Coffee Shop, located within our hospital, has tested positive to COVID-19. The individual, who was asymptomatic and wearing a mask, worked in the coffee shop on 8 and 9 November between 11am and 5:30pm.
In consultation with Public Health Unit guidelines and our National Clinical Governance Unit, we have undertaken an urgent risk assessment. Given the mandatory use of masks and the transient nature of any contact with the staff member, no customers have been identified as close contacts.
In the unlikely event that you are not fully vaccinated and attended the shop during these times without wearing a mask, then you should get tested and isolate until you return a negative result.
Even though the staff member did not visit any clinical areas in the hospital, as a precaution we are undertaking deep cleaning in a number of areas. We will also increase cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
Please be reassured that that we are working to a considered plan designed to put the welfare of our patients, staff and doctors as our top priority. All our actions and robust protocols to protect the safety and wellbeing of our health care workers and patients are aligned with state and federal government guidelines and directives.
We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. We thank you for your support during this time.