Update Friday 26 June - Visitor update information
To slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect the most vulnerable, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital has implemented the below visitor restrictions.
Patients are permitted two visitors per visitor session per day from 10am-12pm and 4pm-7pm. All visitor restrictions are at the discretion of the patient’s treating team.
Visitors to St Andrew’s must be:
- Next of kin or immediate family over the age of 16
- Parents, guardian or carer to patients under the age of 18
- Carers for a patient with a disability
- Support person for emergency centre or outpatient care appointments
Those feeling unwell or presenting with cold/flu type symptoms should not visit. Likewise, anyone who has been asked to self-quarantine, visited a COVID-19 hotspot or been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19 in the previous 14 days should not visit.
All visitors are required to have their temperature tested on entry to St Andrew’s and will be required to wear a dated sticker to indicate they have had their temperature tested.
Those under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit unless visiting a patient to provide support near the end of their life.
More than two (2) visitors are allowed to provide end-of-life support to a patient. These visitors may also stay for longer.
Thank you for your understanding.
Update Thursday 7 May, 2020 - Elective surgery update
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.
Update 6:00pm Wednesday 1 April - Emergency Centre information
Our Emergency Centre is open 24/7 for you and your family during this challenging time. Our Centre is supported by our specialist doctors and comprehensive range of services. If you are concerned you may have COVID-19, please follow Queensland Health guidelines.
Please note: Visitors are currently restricted in the Emergency Centre (excluding one parent/guardian for a child).
Other ways to stay in touch
We suggest that you designate a family member to be the central point of call to keep your family and friends informed of your progress via telephone. We ask that these phone calls are made after 10:30am, allowing for routine patient care activities to be undertaken. All telephone enquiries should be directed to the hospital switchboard on (07) 3834 4444.
We understand patients can feel isolated while in hospital. Support is available from our Pastoral Care team, which can be arranged by your nurse.
If you have questions about how these actions will impact on your individual circumstances please speak with your nurse. As always, your health remains our priority.
For the latest Queensland Health updates you can visit their website.
Update 1:30pm Wednesday 25 March - Information relating to elective surgery
St Andrews War Memorial Hospital is aware of the Prime Minister’s announcement today regarding the cancellation of some categories of elective surgery in all hospitals from midnight tonight (Wednesday 25 March).
St Andrews War Memorial Hospital is currently seeking clarity from the Federal Government and Queensland Health regarding these categories and the effect on elective surgeries at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital.
Unless you're contacted to reschedule your surgery, please prepare for your admission to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital to proceed as planned.