COVID-19 Update

Following discussion with Senior Medical Executive committee members, Burnside Hospital has updated its current visitor restrictions, effective from 0600 hours Friday 27th November 2020.

Burnside Hospital visitor restrictions (all patients)

We are pleased to advise that the Burnside Hospital will ease some of its current visitor restrictions, effective from 0600 hours Friday 27th November 2020 as follows:

All patients (with the exception of SSPU and oncology patients) will now be able to have one (1) adult visitor / support person, per patient per day. The one (1) visitor / support person can differ each day.

We encourage the use of mobile phones for video calls through channels such as FaceTime, Skype, Facebook Messenger and the use of social media to remain connected to your friends and loved ones during these challenging time.

The Hospital is also pleased to offer all patients a complimentary Wi-Fi service to assist with data usage during your stay. 

Overnight Surgical Patients:
One (1) visitor will be permitted to visit each day.
Visits must be strictly kept to the patient’s room and visitors must wear a mask and participate in the screening process at front reception.

Maternity Patients:
Only your
partner / support person will be allowed to visit and they must register and participate in the screening process at front reception before entering the Maternity Unit.

Oncology Patients / SSPU:
No visitors/support person
will be accepted into the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre or SSPU.

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All patients will need to continue to be screened on the day of admission and this will include having your temperature taken, and a risk assessment.

On behalf of the entire Burnside Hospital team, we want to thank you for your cooperation as we navigate our way through these challenging times.

We will continue to keep you updated with any other changes that may apply and be relevant to your time with us at the Hospital.

 

Updated 26th November 2020

Do I need to wear a mask?

South Australians have been urged to wear face masks every time they leave their homes if the minimum social distancing requirements of 1.5m cannot be adhered to.

As per the current SA Health advice, masks are encouraged in public places including shopping centres, supermarkets, waiting rooms etc.

Please be advised that the wearing of facemasks is no longer a mandatory requirement within the hospital.

All staff, patients and Visiting Medical officers will however continue to be risk assessed prior to and upon arrival to Burnside Hospital and there will be occasions when a mask is required or it may be considered prudent to wear a facemask.

For further information, please visit the SA Health website.

Important information for maternity patients at Burnside Hospital


Visitor Information

Only your partner / support person will be allowed to visit and they must register and participate in the screening process at front reception before entering the Maternity Unit.

We encourage the use of mobile phones for video calls through channels such as FaceTime, Skype, Facebook Messenger and the use of social media to remain connected to your friends and loved ones during these challenging time.

The Hospital is also pleased to offer all patients a complimentary Wi-Fi service to assist with data usage during your stay. 

All patients will need to continue to be screened on the day of admission and this will include having your temperature taken, and a risk assessment.

On behalf of the entire Burnside Hospital team, we want to thank you for your cooperation as we navigate our way through these challenging times.

We will continue to keep you updated with any other changes that may apply and be relevant to your time with us at the Hospital.

Updated 26th November 2020
 

Antenatal Classes for Maternity Patients:

The safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. Given the current situation with COVID-19, we are cancelling all non-essential events, including our maternity education classes. Regrettably, all face-to-face antenatal classes have been cancelled until further notice.

We are pleased to include a number of online resources that encompass topics discussed at antenatal classes, in substitute for our face-face sessions which have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. Please click here to view.

Please contact the hospital on 08 8202 7222 if you have any questions / concerns.

We encourage our community to keep up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 from SA Health.

 

Use of Nitrous Oxide in the Maternity Service:

As a maternity patient at Burnside Hospital during these challenging times, we are committed to keeping you and your newborn safe. Unfortunately, this does mean that we’ve had to change the way we do things a little in the maternity unit, but with these small adjustments and your cooperation, we’ll be able to continue delivering babies during this period.


Burnside Hospital has recently introduced some additional safety measures that will enable the safe use of nitrous oxide gas as an analgesic option for women in labour. When using nitrous oxide in labour, the midwives caring for you will be wearing a surgical face mask in accordance with the advice from our health care specialists.

Burnside Hospital COVID-19 online resources

Infection Prevention and Control Visitor Questionnaire

Burnside Hospital has taken advice from its Medical Executive Committee due to the ever-evolving situation with Coronavirus in Australia and in the interest of mitigating the risk of cross infection and the safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, staff and visiting medical officers, has determined to restrict the number of visitors within the hospital.

This visitor assessment questionnaire has been developed to assist the hospital in the assessment of all visitors at the time of arrival. Click here to view.

 

Information Videos:

Community resources for further information

We encourage our community to keep up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 from the following additional resources:

Australian Government Department of Health

Government of South Australia - SA Health

World Health Organisation (WHO)

TGA cautions against over-buying medicines

IP&C Visitor Questionnaire

12 June 2020 / 834 KB / pdf

Telehealth - Patient Information

23 July 2020 / 765 KB / pdf

Telehealth is a way for healthcare providers, patients and their carers to access and manage aspects of care virtually.

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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19

Following discussion with Senior Medical Executive Committee members, Burnside Hospital has updated its current visitor restrictions, effective from 0600 hours Friday 27th November 2020.

Please read more about our current visitor restrictions at the hospital to keep our patients and staff safe.

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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19