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30 Mar 2020
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Beachgoer increase sees 52 rescues at Umina Beach
Fishing operators say they struggle to stay viable
Peninsula fuel 50 per cent higher with crude price drop
Early end to patrols, but beaches remain open
'Character statement' may be developed for Council ward
'Resilience plan writes itself' as needs arise
Rotary president returns to home confinement
New York trip turns to nightmare
Leisure centre and theatre close as council cuts services
Bays Fair won't be held until next year
Italian festival postponed
Rotary club cancels Opera in the Arboretum
Information on government website
Chamber joins in buy-local campaign
Wicks urges residents to remain calm
Council forecasts $32.5 million deficit before virus costs
Council elections postponed 12 months
Council to tender for after hours call service
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The dire trend of planning approvals on the Peninsula
Toilet condition appalling
When the Peninsula relied on bore water
Offers to share toilet paper
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Health District 'as prepared as humanly possible'
Public health service cancels non-urgent surgery
Private hospital offers surgery to 'relieve load'
Woy Woy Hospital changes visiting hours
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Photographers and artists wanted by arboretum group
Art prize winners announced
Benefit concert postponed
Folk club cancels March concert
Theatre group reschedules plays to next year
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College campuses transition to online learning
Teachers are designing activities for home learning
School adopts Batlow as 'bushfire buddy'
Schoolwork prepared for online learning
Students take part in photography workshop
Events cancelled, postponed and proceeding
Umina launches Learning at Home portal
School attendance drops to 15 per cent
School subscribes to online learning programs
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Southern Spirit declared runners-up after washout
Women's sevens final played at Woy Woy
Netball association may face tough decisions
Woy Woy Lions activities postponed at least until May
Soccer players wait for news about season's future
Swans season deferred

Woy Woy Hospital changes visiting hours

Woy Woy Hospital has changed its visiting hours, as part of precautions against coronavirus.

Central Coast Local Health District chief executive Dr Andrew Montague said visiting hours had been reduced and new restrictions imposed on the number of visitors a patient could receive.

"Visiting hours at Woy Woy Hospital are now 6pm to 8pm," Dr Montague said.

"We ask that patients are only visited by one visitor who is either their partner, carer, guardian or nominated significant other during these visiting hours.

"In certain areas including maternity, mental health and children's services, we have different arrangements in place.

"If you are visiting a patient in one of these services or coming in for an antenatal clinic, please refer to our website before you come to check what arrangements we have in place," Dr Montague said.

"There are special circumstances where additional support may be needed, such as for patients receiving end of life care, palliative care and dementia patients requiring extra support.

"If anyone wants to discuss specific circumstances, we are asking they speak to the inpatient unit's nurse unit manager."

Dr Montague said people must be feeling well if they planned to visit someone in hospital.

"Visitors must not enter any of our hospitals or healthcare facilities if they have a fever or a cold and flu-like illness or if they have been overseas in the last 14 days," Dr Montague said.

"People who have been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19 in the last 14 days must also not visit loved ones in our hospitals or healthcare centres," he said.





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