Referrals are made to the ward by the patient’s GP or from other hospitals such as Metropolitan or Regional Health Services. These referrals need to have consent from the patient and the receiving GP. Patients usually reside in Mt Alexander Shire and have a local doctor.
Acute has a limited allied health resource which include, dietetics, physiotherapy, continence, and social work.
Visiting hours are strictly enforced – 2pm – 8pm.
Some exceptions apply – midwifery patients visitors, Immediate family of palliative care or seriously ill patients, and parents or carers of children.