Latrobe Regional Hospital an exposure site

Latrobe Regional Hospital has been identified as an exposure site after a COVID-19 positive person attended the hospital.

Gippsland Region Public Health Unit says it has been working closely with LRH to identify staff who may have been in contact with the person.

A small number of staff have been identified and are currently receiving advice.

In a statement, the health unit said the hospital had taken all the necessary precautionary actions to reduce the risk of further exposure, including deep cleaning areas of the hospital.

All services are continuing as usual, and there are no ongoing impacts to patients or the limited number of visitors to the hospital.

The health unit said this specific exposure site may not be published on the Department of Health website because it was low risk, members of the public were not affected and the hospital had sufficient record keeping and contact tracing measures in place.