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.