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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Information for the community, patients, and our workforce

Visiting and visiting hours

 
We are working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our patients and staff safe.

The following visiting arrangements are in place across our hospital.

  • Please do not enter the hospital if you are unwell or if you have returned from overseas or interstate in the past 14 days.

Outpatients or the Emergency Department

  • To support physical distancing across our hospitals, only one person is able to accompany patients attending outpatients appointments or the emergency department.

Visiting patients

  • Hospital inpatients can have two visitors per patient, per day, during designated visiting hours where they are in place.
  • We kindly ask that you avoid bringing any children under 16 to the hospital unless otherwise arranged.

Visiting palliative, end of life or critically unwell patients

  • Where appropriate and safe, up to two visitors for palliative/end of life care (death imminent within two weeks) are recommended at a time, up to a three-hour duration.
    However, this may be increased at discretion of the Nurse Unit Manager or their delegate providing physical distancing requirements can be achieved. Members of the same households will not be required to observe distancing if they would not do so at home.
  • A maximum of two visitors for critically ill patients are allowed at any time.
    More than one pair may visit in the same day, if clinically appropriate, and at the discretion of the Nurse Unit Manager or their delegate
    .

Visitation within 14-day quarantine period

Under special circumstances approval or exemption to visit within the 14-day quarantine period may be provided. For further information, please visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions

In the event visits are permitted within the 14-day quarantine period, the following precautions should be implemented:

  • Contact and droplet personal protective equipment applied prior to entering the facility/patient/resident environment
  • Persons may visit only by prior arrangement and attend at a scheduled visit time at the hospital
  • Length of visit and ability to re-attend visits will be at the discretion of the hospital
  • Visitors should be escorted by a staff member upon entering and leaving the patient’s environment
  • Visitors should not leave the room where the visit takes place during the planned visitation time

We have also closed some entrances to the public. The best way to enter the hospital is through the main entrance/drop-off zone facing Port Road.

If you need immediate medical attention, please attend the Emergency Department or visit your local GP.

Thank you for your understanding as we try and keep our community healthy.

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