COVID-19 Status

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    Patient and visitor information

    Reviewed on: Tuesday 25 August 2020
    Updated on: Tuesday 25 August 2020

    To contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep our patients and staff safe, St Stephen’s Hospital is currently restricting visitors to next of kin or immediate family.

    With the increased risk of community transmission in the Brisbane and greater Brisbane areas, visitors who live in or have travelled from these areas should reconsider the need to enter the hospital. Visitors who complete the screening process into the hospital from these areas will be required to wear a mask on site at all times. We will supply you with a mask if you do not have one.

    • City of Brisbane
    • City of Ipswich
    • Logan City
    • Scenic Rim Region
    • Somerset Region
    • Lockyer Valley Region
    • Moreton Bay Region
    • Redland City
    • Gold Coast
    • Toowoomba

    You may not visit the hospital if you:

    • have been interstate, travelled overseas or had close contact with a person who has novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the previous 14 days.
    • are unwell, particularly with a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
    • are under the age of 16, unless attending a paediatric appointment/ admission or visiting to provide a patient with end-of-life support.
    • are waiting on COVID-19 test results.

    Visiting Hours

    Visiting hours have been restricted to 1pm – 4pm each day, with only one (1) visitor for two (2) hours.

    Patients and visitors will also have their temperature screened upon admission, using a thermal imaging camera.

    Our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    COVID-19 Information

    • I am visiting a patient who is staying overnight or longer

    • I am attending the hospital for a day surgery admission

    • I am attending the hospital for an appointment

    Elective surgery

    Further to the Australian Government’s announcement on 21 April, St Stephen's 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.

    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) 4120 1200.

    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.

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