A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information visit the DHHS website.

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Your actions count. Let’s bring the count down. One of the best ways to support healthcare workers is to stick to the rules.
Here’s the lowdown of the new lockdown.

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Now more than ever, our hospitals need your support. This fund will allow us to focus assistance where it is most needed – for both our patients and our staff.

1 April, 2020

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While the coronavirus outbreak poses health risks for everyone, officials have made clear that the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

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A BIG THANK YOU for your dedication to the health profession!
Thank you for your COURAGE to face up each day on the front line of this pandemic.
Thank you for your SACRIFICE, the extra shifts, the self isolation to keep your family.
We are GRATEFUL for your continuing care for patients in this health crisis and beyond.
Wish you and everyone well in Western Health!
Be behind you all the way!
Look after yourself, Stay safe, and Take care!

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Ben

May 14

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There are so many ways to help. Register your details and join our campaign to support healthcare workers. #ItsUpToUs

Do you have a clinical background or have friends that do? Do you have a business with something valuable to offer? Maybe you would love to help, but aren’t sure how your skills are useful? Let us know!

There are lots of ways you can help healthcare workers in our community.

Frequently asked questions

Responses to some

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What are the new lockdown regulations?

Stage 4 restrictions are now in place with stronger rules to limit the movement of people – and limit the spread of this virus across our city. Find out more.

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Should I get tested?

If you have symptoms, no matter how mild, you must get tested. You can get tested at of the following locations: A GP respiratory clinic. Visit the Australian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) site for a full list of GP respiratory clinics and how to book an appointment The Sunshine Hospital Respiratory Clinic A drive-through testing site. Please call

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How long does it take to get the results?

It usually takes one to three days to get your results after being tested. Please be understanding of the fact that Victorian labs are working round the clock to process tests, so sometimes it can take a little longer to receive results. If you have questions about your results, please contact the clinic or hospital

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common early symptoms of COVID-19: Fever Chills or sweats Cough Sore throat Shortness of breath Runny nose Loss of sense of smell or taste Please get tested no matter how mild your symptoms. Here’s the list of all symptoms to look out for and a list of local testing sites. It can take

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What are the current visitation regulations?

Following the implementation of Stage 4 regulations, visit the visitation regulations page to view restrictions that now apply at Western Health hospitals, including the Emergency Department and clinical appointments.

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Where can I get tested?

Pop-up COVID-19 testing sites are open throughout the state. You don’t need to make an appointment to attend a drive-through test. We all have a responsibility to get tested if we have symptoms, no matter how mild. Here’s a list of testing sites in Melbourne’s west.

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Important information for our community

Stage four regulations

Stage 4 Regulations

Your actions count. Let’s bring the count down. One of the best ways to support healthcare workers is to stick to the rules.
Here’s the lowdown of the new lockdown.

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Life in a COVID-19 hotspot

Life in a COVID-19 hotspot

St Albans, in the western suburbs, has been identified as one of the virus ‘hotspots’. Residents and workers, including Sunshine Hospital nurse, Shabnam, share how the virus continues to impact their lives.

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Vietnamese interpreting at testing clinic, Sunshine Hospital

Bệnh viện Sunshine hiện đang cung cấp dịch vụ thông dịch trực tiếp tại phòng xét nghiệm COVID-19 ở 176 Furlong Road, St Albans.

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