The restrictions on hospital visitors have been eased, with the risk of COVID-19 being balanced against the needs of patients.
Queensland Health changed the regulations on July 10 and Mount Isa Hospital has reopened its doors to patient visitors on July 13.
Children under the age of 16 are now allowed to visit a hospital patient and a parent can bring a maximum of two children to appointments.
Up to two visitors can see a patient in hospital at any one time, for any length of time, within visiting hours. More than two visitors continue to be allowed to provide end-of-life support to a patient.
Mount Isa Hospital said they were pleased to invite visitors back to the facility within visiting hours from 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 7pm.
Queensland Health said each hospital and wards within hospitals could make decisions around visiting that were in the best interest of the patient.
"These decisions are based on clinical risk and may change depending on the situation at the time. Please respect each hospital's visitor rules."
You can protect yourself and others by following this advice, and by:
- practising social distancing, keeping two big steps between yourself and other people
- using good hygiene, washing your hands with soap and water, or alcohol-based sanitiser.
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