We have implemented QR Code COVID-19 screening at the entrance to our hospital for the following categories of attendees:
- Medical reps
- Delivery people
The purpose of this new tool is keep all our patients, visitors, doctors and staff safe, and to streamline the COVID-19 screening process for visitors, patients and other attendees to the hospital.
This new screening system requires the above categories of attendees to the hospital to answer some simple questions including:
- Over the past 14 days, have you returned from overseas, interstate, or from a declared COVID-19 hotspot?
- In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with a person who has Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Are you unwell or sick, with flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath?
- Are you awaiting a COVID-19 test result?
Signage at our hospital entrances clearly explains how to complete a QR Code Contactless Screening tool using a smartphone before entering St Stephen’s Hospital.
Once the user has answered all questions, their phone will display either a green or amber colour.
If the scan returns a green colour, the person can show a staff member their result and enter the Hospital, assuming their temperature doesn’t register 37.5 degrees celsius or above on our thermal cameras.
If the Contactless Screening tool returns an amber colour, the person will need to speak to a staff member to determine why they have received that result and whether it is safe for them to enter the hospital.
If the visitor does not have a smartphone: Our screening staff at the hospital entry will fill out the screening information with the visitor.