COVID-19 Status

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    Visitor information

    Reviewed on: Monday 24 August 2020
    Updated on: Monday 24 August 2020

    To contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep our patients and staff safe, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is currently restricting visitors.

    Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has issued a Hospital Visitors Direction No. 6 effective 8 am Saturday 22 August which restricts all visitors to our hospitals.

    Only the following exemptions may include one support person:

    • a patient of the hospital who is a child under the age of 18; or
    • a patient receiving end of life care; or
    • a patient with a disability; or
    • ·other patients for emergency or other compassionate grounds at the discretion of the General Manager.

    Following an update from Queensland Health at 9 am Monday 24 August, our hospitals have been moved from a low to a moderate risk rating for the purpose of PPE use, which means that masks must be worn by staff, patients, doctors, students, volunteers and the above categories of visitors.

    Visitors may wear their own cloth mask, however if you do not have one, a surgical mask will be provided for your use in our hospital. Information on wearing a mask can be found on the Department of Health website.

    Thank you for your understanding. Our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well. We understand this arrangement will cause some distress.

    Visiting hours

    Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has issued a Hospital Visitors Direction No. 6 effective 8 am Saturday 22 August which restricts all visitors to our hospitals.

    Only the following exemptions may include one support person:

    • a patient of the hospital who is a child under the age of 18; or
    • a patient receiving end of life care; or
    • a patient with a disability; or
    • other patients for emergency or other compassionate grounds at the discretion of the General Manager.

    However, these support persons must adhere to our screening process.

    Thank you for your understanding. Our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well. We understand this arrangement will cause some distress.

     

    Elective surgery

    Further to the Australian Government’s announcement on 21 April, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital is pleased to confirm we have commenced a phased reintroduction of elective surgery from Monday 27 April 2020 onwards.

    We appreciate many of our patients are eager to know when their elective procedure may take place and would like to advise that as soon as your procedure can be scheduled, your specialist doctor will be in contact with you directly.

    Further questions

    If you have any questions about your individual circumstances please call St Andrew’s switch on 07 3834 4444 and ask to speak to the manager of the ward, where your loved one is a patient.