We have implemented QR Code COVID-19 screening at the entrance to our hospital for the following categories of attendees:
- Medical reps
- Delivery people
The purpose of this new tool is to keep all our patients, visitors, doctors and staff safe, and to streamline the COVID-19 screening process for visitors, patients and other attendees to the hospital.
This new screening system requires the above categories of attendees to the hospital to answer some simple questions including:
- Over the past 14 days, have you returned from overseas (not including New Zealand), or from a declared COVID-19 hotspot?
- In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with a person who has Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Are unwell or sick with symptoms such as a fever (37.5 degrees or more), a cough, runny nose, sore throat, breathing difficulties and/or loss of taste and/or loss of smell?
- Are you awaiting a COVID-19 test result?
Signage at our hospital entrances clearly explains how to complete a QR Code Contactless Screening tool using a smartphone before entering St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.
If any ‘yes” answer is given the app will immediately go to amber
If the scan returns a green colour, the person can show a staff member their result and enter the Hospital, assuming their temperature doesn’t register 37.5 degrees celsius or above on our thermal cameras.
If the Contactless Screening tool returns an amber colour, the person will need to speak to a staff member to determine why they have received that result and whether it is safe for them to enter the hospital.
If the visitor does not have a smartphone: Our screening staff at the hospital entry will fill out the screening information with the visitor.