Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network response to COVID-19
Visiting hour changes for hospitals and residential aged care facility
All visitors, please note: visitors must practice hand hygiene, maintain physical distancing (1.5m between each person), wear a supplied surgical or N95 mask during visitation and follow the direction of staff. Visits must be conducted in patients/residents rooms or outside (not in communal or shared areas). Standard visiting hours are 12pm – 8pm
Residential aged care visitor guide:
- Visiting Hours: 12pm-8pm.
- A maximum of TWO visitors per day for up to two hours (must be pre-booked).
Adult patients visitor guide:
- Hospital inpatients – A maximum of TWO visitors per person, per day for up to two hours.
- Discretionary approvals are allowed for compassionate reasons such as end of life/palliative care/cultural reasons.
- Outpatients – A maximum of TWO visitors can attend appointments with the patient if required (provided physical distancing can be maintained).
- Emergency Departments
A maximum of ONE individual per person only, provided physical distancing is maintained.
Paediatrics visitor guide:
- For children in Emergency Departments, a maximum of ONE individual per person only, provided physical distancing is maintained.
Maternity visitor guide:
for delivery – a maximum of TWO nominated individuals (woman’s partner and/or parent/support person) may attend with
a woman in labour.
- Maternity wards and post-natal outpatients – TWO visitors per patient permitted during visiting hours, for maximum of 2 hours.
For all other visitor guideline information, please visit: Visiting public hospitals during COVID-19
Temporary accident and emergency service closures
The Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network has temporarily closed some of its accident and emergency services, where they are co-located with aged care facilities, to decrease the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and protect aged care residents in the Barossa Hills Fleurieu region. This is a proactive approach that is based on recent advice from the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Health Protection Principal Committee about how to best care for the elderly and individuals with co-morbidities or low immunity.
The temporary closure currently applies to accident and emergency services at:
- Strathalbyn and District Health Service
- Eudunda Hospital
- Mount Pleasant District Hospital
- Gumeracha District Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Members of the public needing to access accident and emergency services in these areas can go to:
- Gawler Health Service
- Kapunda Hospital
- Tanunda War Memorial Hospital
- Angaston District Hospital
- Modbury Hospital
- Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Surgeries and procedures
All elective surgeries have resumed.
COVID-19 clinics in BHFLHN
For more information or to book your appointment online, visit the COVID-19 Clinics and Testing page.
Booked appointments are required for all of our testing clinics, except on Kangaroo Island, which is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 11am.
COVID-19 clinics and testing centres in the Barossa Hills Fleurieu region are located at:
- Mount Barker (22 Druids Avenue)
- Victor Harbor (2 George Main Road)
- Nuriootpa (Drive through only - 7a Belvidere Road)
- Kangaroo Island Health Service (3-7 Esplanade, Kingscote)
For more information, visit the COVID-19 Clinics and Testing page