COVID-19 Update

Following recent SA Health advice and discussion with Senior Medical Executive committee members, Burnside Hospital will ease its current visitor restrictions, effective 12.01 am Wednesday 28th July 2021.

Burnside Hospital visitor restrictions (all patients)

Following consultation and consideration of current status, Burnside Hospital will adjust its current visitor restrictions, effective from 12.01 am Wednesday 28th July 2021 as follows:

  • All visitors must not be unwell when they visit
  • Thermal imaging devices will auto record a visitor’s temperature. The visitor will stand in front of the device, the device will check their temperature and advise the visitor their temperature using an audio announcement 
  • QR check in and undertake hand hygiene upon entry to the hospital.
  •  Access to the hospital is via the main entrance located on Kensington Road (both entry and exit). The COVID Marshall will coordinate the screening process. 
  •  We request that the patient, makes contact with visitors to arrange a schedule to ensure that  visitors are not refused, or disappointed.

 
OVERNIGHT PATIENTS
All patients (with the exception of day procedure and oncology patients), are able to have visitors (including children), but only two (2) nominated visitors per day, to ensure social distancing is maintained. 
 
MATERNITY PATIENTS
Maternity patients may have their partner or support person visit them at any time

  • In addition to the nominated partner / support person, Maternity patients may have one (1) additional adult visitor per day. 
  • Siblings from the same household may visit daily between the hours of 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm and must be accompanied by either the partner or support person only. No additional visitors will be permitted within the patient room at the same time. Siblings must remain in the mother’s room for the duration of the visit, with other areas in the hospital prohibited. 

The Burnside Hospital reserves the right to alter these visitor restriction arrangements in its unfettered discretion to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visiting medical officers.


MASK USE
As per current SA Health advice, all visitors entering the Hospital will continue to be required to wear a mask at all times. Patients will also be required to wear a mask when outside of their room e.g. when walking through the corridor.
 
We thank you for your cooperation with the measures the Hospital is taking to keep everyone safe and well. 

Updated 27th July 2021

Important information for maternity patients at Burnside Hospital


Visitor Information

MATERNITY PATIENTS
Maternity patients may have their partner or support person visit them at any time

  • In addition to the nominated partner / support person, Maternity patients may have one (1) additional adult visitor per day. 
  • Siblings from the same household may visit daily between the hours of 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm and must be accompanied by either the partner or support person only. No additional visitors will be permitted within the patient room at the same time. Siblings must remain in the mother’s room for the duration of the visit, with other areas in the hospital prohibited. 

The Burnside Hospital reserves the right to alter these visitor restriction arrangements in its unfettered discretion to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visiting medical officers.

Once again, we thank you for your ongoing cooperation and we will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves.

Updated 27th July 2021

Antenatal Classes for Maternity Patients:

The safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. Given the current situation with COVID-19, our face-to-face antenatal classes have been ceased until further notice. 

Face-to-face classes will be replaced via an online Zoom class. If you are booked into a session in the coming weeks, a midwife will be in touch with you soon to confirm the details of how to log in etc.

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.

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 advice from SA Health and discussion with Senior Medical Executive Committee members, Burnside Hospital will ease its current visitor restrictions, effective 12.01 am Wednesday 28th July 2021.

Please read more about our current visitor restrictions and what we are doing at the hospital to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19