The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to change rapidly. A coordinated health sector response is working to contain the infection, identify cases and prevent transmission of disease in healthcare environments, Victoria and nationally. Cabrini is following all Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Commonwealth and other official guidelines and recommendations.  

Cabrini remains open to deliver care and we are adapting our services, in line with DHHS advice, to ensure we can safely meet the healthcare needs of our community while remaining prepared to play our role in the state-wide response to COVID-19.

Due to current restrictions we are only undertaking urgent and emergency surgery. More information about this can be found here.

For regular updates and resources, including fact sheets and FAQs, please refer to the below DHHS webpages:

Symptoms, self-assessment and infection control

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below:

  • Fever (> 37.5˚C) or history of fever (for example night sweats, chills)


  • Acute respitory infection (for example, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)

you should not attend work until well. 

Use the DHHS self-assessment tool for risk of coronavirus.

Standard Infection Control precautions, including hand hygiene, are the best way to reduce infection and/or transmission.

  • Regularly washing your hands with soap and water is an extremely effective way to protect yourself from coronavirus and other diseases
  • Hand sanitiser is effective where hand washing is not possible
  • Always wash your hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow or a tissue


The DHHS has dedicated information resources for health services professionals.


Wellbeing resources

Online resources

Live data

Other information

COVID-19 testing clinic for Cabrini staff

Cabrini is running a COVID-19 testing clinic for staff, located in the Coonil Crescent carpark at Cabrini Malvern. The clinic is open to all Cabrini staff and visiting medical officers for testing for COVID-19, in line with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) testing criteria.

The Cabrini staff testing clinic can be contacted on (03) 9508 8667.

You can also receive COVID-19 testing at the drive-through service at Cabrini General Practice. Appointments are required – please make an appointment online or by calling Cabrini General Practice on (03) 9571 9933.

Patient visitors

To minimise the risk of infection transmission for our patients, staff, residents and community, visitors are now further restricted. Please access evolving information on visitors on the dedicated coronavirus page of the website:

Malvern hospital changes to entry and exit points

Hospital access is currently through the main entrance at 183 Wattletree Road and Isabella Street entrance B (6am – 5pm).

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Staff are encouraged to access our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is a free and confidential service for you and your immediate family, for further support. You can access our EAP on 1800 818 728.

Access EAP remains available to provide support services to Cabrini staff at this time. From Monday 23 March, all Access EAP support services are being provided via phone, online and video conference, in line with social distancing guidelines. Access EAP will continue providing all services, including critical incident, immediate support and training sessions. Several online resources are also available:

COVID-19 theatre training, surgical staff