THE emergency department at Frankston Hospital has been named a tier one COVID-19 exposure site.
A person who presented to the hospital on 3 September subsequently tested positive to COVID-19. Anyone else who was also in the acute area of the department on that day between 12pm and 10.30pm must get tested and isolate for 14 days.
A statement from Peninsula Health read “all patients and visitors who were in the Emergency Department during this time are being contacted with this advice. This only applies to the Acute Area of the Emergency Department and excludes the Waiting Room, Fast Track/Paeds, Extended Care Unit (ECU) and Emergency Short Stay Unit (ESSU).”
“The Frankston Emergency Department remains open and is safe for you to visit if you need medical care. We’d like to reassure our community that we have stringent infection prevention and control and COVID-safe measures in place to protect the wellbeing of our patients, visitors and staff.”